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Classic bread sauce recipe

Classic bread sauce recipe
classic bread sauce - BritMums

Picture: Courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

Go old-school and delicious with this classic side. This bread sauce recipe is easy to make and an essential side to roast turkey.



Classic bread sauce recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Christmas


  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 30 g butter
  • 568 ml bottle whole milk
  • 150 g sliced fresh white bread about 5 slices, crusts removed and roughly torn
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2-3 tbsp single cream


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.

    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.

      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.
        Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners



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