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Bread Sauce Recipe

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Bread Sauce Recipe

Bread Sauce Recipe

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Bread sauce is one of the oldest British sauces, dating back to medieval times. It is the perfect accompaniment to roast poultry dishes and is an important part of a traditional British Christmas lunch. Bread sauce is quick and easy to make and also freezes well, so can be made up to one month in advance.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 10 fl oz/ 300ml milk
  • 5 fl oz/ 150 ml heavy/double cream
  • 1 onion, peeled and studded with 6 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 oz/ 75g fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 oz/ 25g butter


  • Place the milk, cream and onion, bay leaf in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat off and leave to stand for 10 mins.
  • Remove the onion and add the bread crumbs, stir until smooth.
  • Add the butter and season with salt and black pepper.
Cover with plastic wrap/clingfilm until required or leave to cool and freeze.
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 4 out of 5
Bread sauce, Member suedel

Been making this for about 40 years, after the addition of cream and the process thereafter, re-add the onion less the cloves. Great to take a slice of the onion in the breadsauce alongside the turkey. Need to bake a little in the oven after the turkey is done, whilst it is sitting, too, to increase the enjoyment, more of a side dish than a sauce.

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