Creamy Bread Sauce Recipe

Prepare 5 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

Serves 8


  • Half onion, peeled and ?nely 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
  • 1/4 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.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the bread. season and add the nutmeg.
  4. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the bread has broken up.
  5. Stir in the cream and heat through for 1 minute just before serving.