Creamy bread sauce

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes 35 minutes
  • Serves:8


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


    1. Heat the onion, cloves, bay leaves, butter and milk in a small pan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

    2. Strain the milk and return it to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the bread, season and add the nutmeg. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the bread has broken up

    3. Stir in the cream and heat through for 1 minute just before serving. 

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