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    • Jet
    • By Jet 23rd Dec 07, 3:58 PM
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    Bread sauce
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:58 PM
    Bread sauce 23rd Dec 07 at 3:58 PM
    I'm doing xmas dinner this year as well as 4 hours driving fetching and carrying the relatives.

    I'm trying to keep everything as simple as possible. I was going to buy a bread sauce mix but Asda had sold out.

    So, I need to make it from scratch and have onions, bread and milk, butter, cream and salt and pepper. All the online recipes seem to suggest nutmeg, mace and cloves in various quantities. Will it be ok without them? I really don't want to venture out to the shops tomorrow just for those.
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  • Jayar
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:39 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:39 PM
    I never add nutmeg or mace or cloves to mine and I haven't had any complaints yet
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    • Jet
    • By Jet 23rd Dec 07, 4:45 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:45 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:45 PM
    Phew. Thanks for that. I was coming out in a cold sweat thinking about having to brave Tesco's tomorrow. lol

    So Jayar, how do you make your bread sauce?
  • Jayar
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:50 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 4:50 PM
    I just infuse the onion in the heated milk for a couple of hours, then take out the onion, reheat the milk and add breadcrumbs until the sauce is the right consistency. Add the butter and cream and a bit of salt and pepper, get it back up to the right temperature and serve.
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    • pawpurrs
    • By pawpurrs 23rd Dec 07, 5:41 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 5:41 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 5:41 PM
    Dont worry it will be fine without just not have that spice flavour.

    Its soooo much nicer than packet, everyone said they hated bread sauce till they tried the real stuff home made food of the gods, love it!
    Pawpurrs x
  • jfennell
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    • 6th Jan 09, 8:34 AM
    Bread sauce
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    • 6th Jan 09, 8:34 AM
    I seem to have 2 packets of bread sauce that need using up. Does anyone have ideas for using them other than just making the sauce which I am not keen on?
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    • Heffi1
    • By Heffi1 9th Dec 09, 12:23 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:23 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:23 PM
    I am sorry if this has already been posted I have looked and cant find it anywhere, I am looking for a bread sauce recipe, it sounds silly but I have never made bread sauce and I am sure it cant be hard, but I am not sure where to start - help please
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    • Nikkisun
    • By Nikkisun 9th Dec 09, 12:38 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:38 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:38 PM
    http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/sauces-and-dressings/how-to-make-bread-sauce.html

    I used this recipe one year - to honest since then I couldn't be bothered faffing around and have gone back to packet mixes!!
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  • lowesy
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    • 9th Dec 09, 1:35 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 1:35 PM
    I do a very simple recipe - I think it was from Jamie but I've adapted it a bit as I don't like cloves.

    So you put 500ml milk in a saucepan with a chopped onion and a couple of bay leaves (this is where you'd chuck in the cloves if you like them). Let it simmer very gently for about 20 minutes, then stir in 6 slices of bread (crusts cut off and the bread chopped into inch square pieces) and then just stir occasionally. It really doesn't take long once you've stirred in the bread, but it really depends what sort of consistency you're after. I prefer mine not too runny so I let the bread really soak up the milk. If you prefer it looser, you can just add a splash more milk. Either way it should look like a loose porridge consistency.

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  • LondonDreamer
    The current BBC Good Food magazine has a simple "all in one" recipe in it. Looks much quicker/easier than the normal infused milk version which kept me using the packet mixes.

    I can't do proper clickable links yet, but it is on their website... if you copy and paste this, it should work: bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/146618/all-inone-bread-sauce
    Last edited by LondonDreamer; 09-12-2009 at 2:01 PM.
    • Heffi1
    • By Heffi1 9th Dec 09, 3:02 PM
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    Thanks very much everyone I shall give them a go and see which one I like best, I knew it would be straight forward - Doh! I can be so dumb sometimes lol
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    • sassyblue
    • By sassyblue 9th Dec 09, 3:10 PM
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    I do the delia one too, l don't put the cloves in though. You're not dumb bless you, we all have to learn!
    • Heffi1
    • By Heffi1 9th Dec 09, 4:29 PM
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    Thanks Sassy, I have been cooking for the best part of thirty years and have never once made bread sauce I usually use a packet so thought I would do it the traditional way and see what the difference was.
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  • floss2
    Freezing bread sauce?
    We had pheasant for dinner last night, and I made the usual pan-full of bread sauce. However, as there are only 2 of us, and no leftovers (as OH has them planned for his lunch!), I am left with a bowl full of bread sauce. Can I freeze it??
  • JillS
    I don't know the answer but if even if it's no why not try anyway. There's a few things I freeze that I've seen warnings against but they seem to work ok. I'd be interested in whether it works if you do try it since I'm the only one that likes it so mostly don't bother making - would be nice to be able to pull a portion out of freezer.
  • katholicos
    I always make enough bread sauce so I can freeze some. Defrosted and reheated it tastes just as good, if not better, than the first time around.
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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 1st Feb 10, 11:47 AM
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    Of course you can freeze it Why wouldn't you be able to? I've always got some in my freezer as I always make too much and it's only me that likes it.
  • floss2
    Thanks for your replies..... I guess I had just assumed it couldn't be frozen! Will batch it up & bung it in the freezer when I get home!
    • foxgloves
    • By foxgloves 2nd Feb 10, 12:15 PM
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    I didn't know you could freeze bread sauce till I read it in a cooking magazine in November, so I made a batch when I'd got some stale bread to use up and froze it to use for Christmas dinner and it was fine. I just thawed it, heated it & stirred in a tablesoon of cream and it was as good as freshly made.
    • Hillbilly1
    • By Hillbilly1 21st Dec 11, 5:14 PM
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    Can I freeze bread sauce?
    I am making bread sauce for the first time...

    Could I make it tomorrow or Friday and freeze until Sunday?
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