Bread sauce

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Our best ever bread sauce recipe featuring peppercorns and bay leaves couldn't be simpler, you'll be glad you made the effort to make your own.



  • butter 25g
  • onion 1, grated
  • milk 600ml
  • black peppercorns 6
  • cloves 6
  • bay leaf 1
  • double cream 142ml pot
  • fresh white breadcrumbs 200g


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Add everything else but the breadcrumbs and gently simmer for 15 minutes.

    Fish out the peppercorns, cloves and bay leaf then stir in the breadcrumbs and simmer for a few minutes (add a splash more milk if you like your sauce thinner). Season and pour into a warm serving jug or bowl.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 318
  • Carbs 32.4g
  • Protein 7.7g
  • Fat 18.4g
  • Salt 0.83g
  • Saturates 10.3g
  • Fibre 1g