Video:How to Make Bread Saucewith Elaine Lemm
A classic bread sauce is an excellent British side dish. Watch this how-to video from About.com to see instructions for making it at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Bread Sauce
Hi, I'm Elaine Lemm from the British and Irish food site and today I'm going to show you how to make a traditional Bread Sauce. Bread Sauce is actually one of the oldest British sauces, it's been around since medieval times.
Ingredients for Bread Sauce
- 300ml milk
- 150ml double cream
- 1 onion, peeled and studded with 6 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 25g fresh bread crumbs
- 25g butter
Instructions for Making Bread Sauce
To begin our Bread Sauce the first thing we need to do is put the milk and the cream into a saucepan and the onion and the bay leaf. This now needs to come up to the boil. Once this is boiling you need to take it off the heat and leave it for about 10 minutes for these lovely flavours to fuse together. After the 10 minutes what we need to do is to take the onion away from the milk and remove the bay leaf.
Finishing the Bread Sauce
Then into our milk we need to add the breadcrumbs and then give it a really good mix. Add the butter, and a good seasoning with salt and pepper and then stir this again to create a lovely, thick, creamy sauce. You'll need to leave this to stand for 5 to 10 minutes and the sauce will then thicken up and then it's ready to serve. A Bread Sauce is absolutely delicious with poultry dishes and it's a classic on the British Christmas table.
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