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Recipe for Creamy Bread Sauce

The secret to really good bread sauce is to allow plenty of time for the flavours of onion, cloves and bay to infuse into the milk. Start the night before, then add the bread, fresh nutmeg and cream before serving.

Prep : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes, plus 1 hour infusing time
Serves: 8 people
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 568ml fresh whole milk
  • 50g butter, plus knob of butter to finish (optional)
  • 200g day old white bread, crusts removed
  • tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp double cream

Place the onion and ground cloves in a small pan. Tear the bay leaves in half and add to the pan with the milk and butter. Season generously with pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer gently for 20 minutes, until the onion has softened. Remove from heat and leave to infuse for 1 hour or chill overnight. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Roughly tear the bread into even-sized pieces, then stir into the milk with a wooden spoon. Add the nutmeg and season. Return to the heat and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes. Stir in the cream and serve warm. A knob of butter on the top will stop a skin from forming.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Creamy Bread Sauce:

Neals Yard Dairy - Farm Shop near London

Neals Yard Dairy

Covent Garden, Camden

Mon-Thurs 11am to 6.30pm Fri-Sat 10am to 6.30pm One of Britainís best known cheese shops, who h...

Daylesford Organic - Farm Shop near London

Daylesford Organic

London, Westminster

Specialising in what is organic, fresh, seasonal and local: vegetables, fresh from our kitchen ga...

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Creamy Bread Sauce:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.

Twickenham Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Twickenham Farmers Market

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames