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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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...

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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...

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Cranberry sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Cranberry sauce

Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without the cranberry sauce. Ours is spiked with orange juice...

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Classic cranberry sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Classic cranberry sauce

You can make this classic cranberry sauce recipe in advance, for a homemade taste without...

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Classic bread sauce

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Classic bread sauce

Simple, creamy and a must with turkey, 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Classic béarnaise sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Classic béarnaise sauce

This French béarnaise sauce recipe, made with fresh tarragon, is perfect served with steak and...

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Creamy bread sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Creamy bread sauce

Give your Christmas meal a lift with this luxury homemade bread sauce. Bay leaves, garlic...

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Freezable cranberry sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Freezable cranberry sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is a winning recipe to complete a roast turkey.To save time on...

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Apple sauce

Apple recipes

Apple sauce

You can’t eat roast pork without apple sauce so we’ve rustled up an easy recipe...

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Horseradish sauce for beef

Classic sauce recipes

Horseradish sauce for beef

Beef without horseradish sauce is like a car without wheels. Make your own for a...

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Mint sauce for lamb

Classic sauce recipes

Mint sauce for lamb

Serve your roast lamb with an easy, and quick, mint sauce. This recipe is ready...

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Basic curry sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Basic curry sauce

This is a great home-made curry sauce, which can be frozen in batches and transformed...

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Classic white (or béchamel) sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Classic white (or béchamel) sauce

Making a classic white sauce – or béchamel as the French call it, occurs so much...

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Parsley sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Parsley sauce

Once you’ve made classic white sauce, try this easy variation with fresh parsley.

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Fresh egg vanilla custard

British puddings

Fresh egg vanilla custard

This glorious vanilla egg custard recipe can be ladled generously onto puds or tucked into...

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Hollandaise sauce

Classic sauce recipes

Hollandaise sauce

Our simple and easy-to-follow hollanaise recipe makes the perfect hollandaise sauce, every time. Serve the...

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