bread sauce

A recipe staple, for every Christmas Dinner table…..

You will need:
◾• ½ a medium onion
◾• 500ml milk
◾• 2 bay leaves
◾• 2 cloves
◾• 6 slices of good, stale bread
◾• ½ teaspoon English mustard
◾• salt & pepper to taste


◾Peel and finely chop the onion half.

◾Put in a small pan over a low heat with the milk, bay leaves and cloves.

◾Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove and discard the bay leaves and cloves

◾Slice the crusts off the bread and discard.

◾Add the bread to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes more, until the bread has absorbed all the milk and softened; stirring occasionally.

◾Stir in the mustard and season well to taste with salt and pepper.

◾The finished sauce should have a loose porridge consistency.

◾ You can simmer it for a little while longer to thicken it up, or loosen it by adding a splash of milk or water if you need to.

To Serve:

Serve in a warmed sauce boat.
bread sauce