Best Bread Sauce Recipe

Get ready to impress your guests with the ultimate creamy, comforting, and oh-so-tempting accompaniment to your roast dinner! Our traditional bread sauce recipe is a Christmas favourite that will leave everyone wanting seconds. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious.


  • 600ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp single cream or mascarpone
  • pinch nutmeg, freshly grated


Step 1: Simmer the milk, butter, onion, cloves, garlic, peppercorns, and herbs in a pan for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Strain the liquid before returning it to the pan.
Step 3: Add the breadcrumbs and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in your cream or mascarpone and then add the nutmeg.
Step 4: Season to your taste and serve.
Can be made up to three days in advance and heated on the hob or microwave on a medium heat for three minutes.

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