Classic sauce recipes

From bèarnaise to béchamel, find the classic sauce recipes that every cook should know in this useful collection.

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Homemade mayonnaise

Classic sauce recipes

Homemade mayonnaise

Homemade mayo is a completely different beast to the bleached white, stiff stuff in the shops. It’s so good, in...

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Soffritto

Vegetarian recipes from around the world

Soffritto

Italian soffritto is a trio of finely chopped vegetables softened in oil or butter and used as the base for...

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Sambal

Chilli recipes

Sambal

Sambal is a fragrant chilli paste used as a condiment primarily in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore – and has countless...

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Gill Meller’s bread sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Gill Meller’s bread sauce

Gill Meller shares his recipe for classic bread sauce. This velvety sauce is made with double cream and is delicious...

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Rhubarb and beetroot ketchup

Classic sauce recipes

Rhubarb and beetroot ketchup

Ketchup doesn’t have to be made from tomatoes – you can make variations of the nation’s favourite condiment from all...

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Tomato and vegetable sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Tomato and vegetable sauce

A hearty tomato and vegetable sauce that’s wonderful to stir through pasta or, for meat eaters, alongside roasted meats. While...

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Bagna cauda (anchovy and garlic sauce)

Italian starter recipes

Bagna cauda (anchovy and garlic sauce)

Italian food blogger Carolina Stupino shares her recipe for this creamy dipping sauce that is traditionally made with anchovies and...

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Classic bread sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Classic bread sauce

Simple, creamy and a must with turkey (or chicken if you like), this bread sauce recipe will complete your roast...

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Christmas bread sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Christmas bread sauce

Bread sauce is a brilliant addition to a poultry roast or Christmas lunch. This recipe can be frozen, so you...

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Creamy bread sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Creamy bread sauce

Learn how to make traditional bread sauce with our easy recipe. This classic sauce is made with fresh breadcrumbs, double...

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White sauce

Classic sauce recipes

White sauce

Learning how to make a white (béchamel) sauce, or roux, is a key component of any chef’s repetoire. Once you’ve...

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Lighter tartare sauce

Summer salads and sides

Lighter tartare sauce

Take your fish and chips up a notch with homemade tartare sauce. We’ve made our recipe a little healthier by...

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Bagna cauda

Classic sauce recipes

Bagna cauda

A creamy dip made from garlic and anchovies that’s perfect scooped up with crudités or crusty baguette for a light...

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Easy pizza sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Easy pizza sauce

Homemade pizza sauce is oh-so much better than the shop-bought stuff. Top pizza dough with this rich tomato and basil...

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Simple tartare sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Simple tartare sauce

Whether it’s fish and chips, scampi, calamari or any fish or seafood dish, serve it with our quick and simple...

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Simple béchamel sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Simple béchamel sauce

Master this versatile white sauce recipe. It’s the basis of lots of dishes including lasagne, macaroni cheese and croque monsieur.

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