Freezer Friendly: Super Easy Bread Sauce

Easy Bread Sauce

Freezer Friendly: Super Easy Bread Sauce

A classic sauce, one of the trimmings Christmas dinner would be unthinkable without! This is a super easy bread sauce recipe that’s great for making ahead and freezing. Bread sauce can be traced back to at least as early as medieval times, when bread was used as a thickening agent for sauces.

If your freezer is ready for you to fill with delicious food, this is a delicious batch cooking freezer friendly recipe that’s just perfect for making ahead. The benefits of batch cooking include saving money, wasting less food and spending more time in the evenings with your family. This way, you can always have a meal waiting for you at the end of the day. It’s a great way to make weeknight cooking manageable.

Serves: 12

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 25minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes



• 1.2 litres semi-skimmed milk
• 1/2 onion, chopped
• 1 bay leaf
• 10 cloves
• 4 sprigs fresh thyme
• 250 g fresh white breadcrumbs
• 1 whole nutmeg, grated (to taste)
• pinch of salt


In a pan, bring the milk to the boil with the onion, bay leaf, cloves and thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain into a clean pan, discarding the flavourings.

Stir in the breadcrumbs and cook gently for about 15 minutes, until it is thick. Season with a few gratings of nutmeg and a sprinkle of salt.

This can be easily made up the day before and also freezes beautifully. Just reheat when ready, in a pan.

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