Bread sauce

Bread sauce

What to do

  • In a pan, bring the milk, thyme, pepper and studded onion to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Take off heat, cover and allow to infuse for 20 minutes.
  • Strain the milk and return to the heat. Add the butter and breadcrumbs, season to taste. Cook until sauce is smooth before adding the garlic and allow to infuse for 10-15 minutes.
  • To serve, remove the garlic and decorate with a sprig of fresh thyme.
  • Cost per serving: 15p
  • Serves: 8
  • Takes: 10mins + 30mins infusing time


  • 500ml (17fl oz) semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to garnish
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1 onion, halved and studded with 2 fresh bay leaves and 4 cloves
  • 25g (1oz) unsalted butter
  • 125g (4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

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