Simple Bread Sauce

The perfect accompaniment to roast chicken.


  • 1 pint milk
  • 60 ml cream
  • 4 oz fresh breadcrumbs (white)
  • 2 oz butter
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves / 1 dry
  • ½ onion


  1. Place the onion flat side down on a board, place the bayleaf on top and stud the bayleaf to the onion using the cloves.
  2. Pop this into the saucepan with your milk.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes, then cover and allow to infuse for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Strain and retain the milk.
  5. Pour the milk back into the saucepan and add the breadcrumbs, season well.
  6. Cook over a very low heat until the bread thickens up for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Now mix in the cream and soft butter, stirring well until incorporated.
  8. Season to taste and savour! – perfect with my lemon and thyme roast chicken!


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