Christmas bread sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 5 min to make, 20 min to cook, plus infusing

Bread sauce is a brilliant addition to a poultry roast or Christmas lunch. This recipe can be frozen, so you can make it in advance and save time on the day.

Want something a little different? How about this sourdough bread sauce?

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
151kcals
Fat
8.4g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
4.3g
Carbohydrates
15.5g (3.6g sugars)
Salt
0.5g
Calories
151kcals
Fat
8.4g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
4.3g
Carbohydrates
15.5g (3.6g sugars)
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, halved
  • 8 cloves
  • 600ml full-fat milk
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 125g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 50g butter
  • Grated fresh nutmeg

Method

  1. Stud the onion with the cloves and place in a medium saucepan with the milk, peppercorns and bay leaves. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, then leave to infuse for an hour or so. Strain and discard the flavourings. Pour the milk into a pan with the breadcrumbs and simmer for 5 minutes. Just before serving, beat in the butter, season with salt and black pepper and the nutmeg to taste. Spoon into a bowl and serve with the turkey.

delicious. tips

  1. To freeze: cool the completed sauce and freeze in a sealed container. Defrost fully before warming through over the gentlest of heats, adding a splash of double cream if the sauce is too thick.

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