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Homemade bread sauce

You can make the bread sauce in advance and then cook/reheat on Christmas Day.

Homemade bread sauce in ramekin with gravy and cranberry sauce to the left
Serves
8
Price*
£0.21 Per Serving
Ready in**
1 Hour(s)

Each 100g serving contains

Nutritional information

Each 100g serving of this recipe contains 81 calories, which is 4 percent of your reference intake for calories.
The sugar is rated Low with 4.2 grams, which is 5 percent of your reference intake for sugar.
The fat is rated Med with 5.8 grams, which is 8 percent of your reference intake for fat.
The saturated fat is rated Med with 5.3 grams, which is 27 percent of your reference intake for saturated fat.
Salt is rated at Med with 0.6 grams, which is 10 percent of your reference intake for salt. skip to ingredients and directions

ENERGY
339KJ
81KCAL
4%
FAT
Med
5.8g
8%
SATURATES
Med
5.3g
27%
SUGAR
Low
4.2g
5%
SALT
Med
0.6g
10%
of your reference intake
Typical energy values per 100g: 339kJ/81kcal
*Prices are intended as guideline only.
**Cook times are intended as guidelines only.

What it takes

  • 1 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 600ml milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • A small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 200g stale white bread (weighed without crusts)
  • 25g butter
  • 3 tbsp double cream (optional)

How to make it

  1. Cut onion into quarters and stud each quarter with a clove. Put in a pan with milk, bay leaf, nutmeg and salt.
  2. Heat gently until simmering. Remove from the heat and set aside for 30 minutes. Discard the onion, clove and bay leaf. Reheat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Make breadcrumbs with the white bread. Stir into the milk with butter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  4. To make it extra creamy, stir in double cream. Leave to cool and refrigerate. Reheat for 3 minutes in the microwave on Christmas Day.