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    Heston's bread sauce

    Recipe from Heston's happy Christmas - The great chef is sticking with tradition this year with spectacular turkey and tremendous trimmings all round - it’s the ultimate family feast.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes, plus infusing
    • Total time: 20 minutes, plus infusing 20 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • 4 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 small onion, peeled
    • 7 cloves
    • 290ml whole milk
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 10 white peppercorns
    • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    • 30g unsalted butter
    • 2 tbsp double cream


    1. Put the white bread in a food processor and blitz to fine breadcrumbs. Weigh out 55g and discard the excess.
    2. Stud the onion with the cloves, then put it in a small saucepan with the milk, bay leaf, peppercorns and nutmeg. Put the pan over a medium-low heat.
    3. Once the milk is warm, remove the pan from the heat and allow the milk to infuse for 20 minutes. Strain, return to the pan and add the breadcrumbs, butter and cream. Warm gently over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Season with salt before serving.
    4. Copyright © Heston Blumenthal 2010

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