Recipe: Bread Sauce

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Yet another recipe that proves that packet sauce is no substitute for the real thing; this version of bread sauce has a delicious subtle flavour of bay leaf and cloves


  • 4 oz. (125g) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 pint (550ml) milk
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1 oz. (25g) butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Stud the prepared onion with the cloves
    2. Place in a pan with the milk and bay leaf
    3. Bring to the boil, remove from heat, cover and infuse for about 20 minutes
    4. Remove the onion and bay leaf then add the breadcrumbs, butter and seasoning
    5. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
    6. Check the seasoning and keep the sauce hot in a covered dish

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