Classic bread sauce
Waitrose and Partners

Classic bread sauce

No roast dinner spread is complete without a dish of bread sauce. This classic recipe is infused with aromatic cloves and bay leaves. 

Vegetarian
  • Serves8
  • CourseAccompaniment
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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Ingredients

  • ½ Essential Onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 30g Essential Salted Butter
  • 1 pint/s Essential British Free Range Whole Milk
  • 150g Essential White Medium Sliced Bread (about 5 slices), crusts removed, bread roughly torn
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp Essential single cream

Method

  1. Heat the onion, cloves, bay leaves, butter and milk in a medium pan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Strain the milk and return it to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the bread and add the nutmeg. Simmer for 3–5 minutes until the bread has broken up.

  3. Stir in the cream and heat through for 1 minute just before serving.

Cook’s tip

Get ahead: make the sauce up to the end of step 2, cover with clingfilm and keep in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Reheat over a gentle heat before continuing from step 3. To freeze: make to the end of step 2, cool and freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost thoroughly before reheating and continuing as above.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

573kJ/ 137kcals

Fat

7.4g

Saturated Fat

4.5g

Carbohydrates

13.3g

Sugars

4.3g

Fibre

0.4g

Protein

4.3g

Salt

0.4g

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