November 14, 2017

How to make bread sauce in your range cooker!

By all means prepare bread sauce in advance and freeze. Defrost Christmas Eve and reheat for an hour, covered, in the simmering oven. Serves 6 – 8


  • 1 pint (550ml) milk
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Blade of mace
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 slices day-old bread, crusts on or off according to taste!
  • ½ oz (10g) butter

Peel the onion and chop it. Put it into a pan with the cloves, bay leaf, mace, seasoning and milk and slowly bring to the boil. Cover and put into the simmering oven for half an hour.

Whizz the bread to crumbs in a processor.

Strain the onion and flavourings from the milk, then stir in the breadcrumbs and allow to stand for 5 minutes for the bread to soak into the milk.

Stir in the butter and serve.

bread sauce

Sarah Whitaker
Sarah Whitaker


I am Sarah Whitaker, 'The Aga Lady', and a super experienced official demonstrator and cookbook author. My mantra is ‘what can I get away with on my cooker?’ and I am pushing the boundaries pretty far these days! I specialise in fuss free, effortless cooking, and spout tips and shortcuts in all directions to help you make cooking and entertaining easy!