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Homemade Bread Sauce

Homemade Bread Sauce
Written by ClareW

Homemade Bread Sauce is a typical sauce served with roast Turkey and Chicken at Christmas and Thanksgiving etc. Whilst a British dish in origin, it has been copied and adjusted in many countries especially America. Served as a side dish, it can be served both warm and cold and can be made in advance.

Homemade Bread Sauce

Homemade Bread Sauce

Homemade Bread Sauce is a classic side dish to a roast meal. Normally only makes an appearance at christmas which is a shame.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Bread, Dairy, Sauce, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 litre
Calories: 144kcal



  • Remove the crusts and rip the remaining bread into cubes of 2 cm..
  • You should end up with 200g of bread.
  • Ideally use slightly stale bread. If not let it dry out for a while.
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan.
  • Press a clove into each part of the onion.
  • Place the onion quarters, bay leaves, peppercorns with the salt and bring to the mixture to its boiling point. Remove the pan from the heat immediately.
  • Cover the pan and let the ingredients infuse for 30 minutes or more if you want.
  • Once it has infused, put the pan on a very low heat.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions, peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves.
  • Add the bread to the saucepan and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every now and then, by which time the sauce should have become thick and warm.
  • Just before serving the bread sauce, add the butter to the saucepan and stir until the butter has melted and combined with the sauce and season.
  • Add salt to taste and then add the cream for a rich bread sauce.
  • Sprinkle over a grating of nutmeg and serve,


Sodium: 4652mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 62mg | Calories: 144kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 4g