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Easy homemade bread sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 people
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into a few chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 500 ml (~ 2 cups) milk
  • 100 g (~ 1 1/2 cups) breadcrumbs (approx. 2 thick slices bread, blitzed)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  • Add the onion, garlic and bay leaf to a pan with the milk. Place over a fairly low heat, and cook gently for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Use a sieve or a slotted spoon to remove the vegetables and bay from the milk (if using a sieve, don't forget to put a bowl underneath when you pour it out!). Return the pan to a low heat, and add the breadcrumbs and butter. Cook for a minute or two until the breadcrumbs have cooked right into the milk, and season generously with salt and pepper. Serve warm. You can make the sauce in advance and reheat in the microwave if necessary.