bread sauce

A tasty bread sauce to accompany your roast turkey, chicken or phesant. This is very easy and quick to rustle up. This recipe serves 6-8 portions of meat.
Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 600ml (1 pint) milk


    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped


    • 4-6 cloves


    • 2 bay leaves


    • 175g (6oz) white breadcrumbs


    • Large knob of butter


    • Salt and ground black pepper






    1. Pour milk into a pan and add the onion, cloves and bay leaves. Bring to the boil and leave the milk to infuse flavours.


    1. Strain the milk into a clean pan. Add the breadcrumbs, place pan over a med heat and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. When it’s ready, the sauce will have thickened to a spooning consistency. Just before serving, stir in the butter and season to taste. Serve with a bay leaf on top.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 4.5g saturates 2.5g calories 136(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.