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
- 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