Sauces – Bread Sauce

A creamy bread sauce is often served as a traditional accompaniment to turkey.  It’s not difficult to make, simply requiring the heating and stirring of infused milk and bread.

PREP: 10min

COOK: 10 min



  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 200g Stale Bread (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Litre Whole Milk
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Cut the onion in half, stud each half of the onion with a bay leaf and clove.
  2. Warm the milk, add the onion and allow to infuse for twenty minutes, then remove.
  3. Add the pieces of bread and allow to soak up the milk and breakdown.
  4. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.


Getting Ahead

  • Make the milk infusion 24 hours in advance ready to finish the bread sauce on Christmas Day.

Chef’s Tip

  • Use a whisk when stirring to help break the pieces of bread down quicker.

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