Bread Sauce is a traditional Christmas accompaniment to roast, one of many superb British sauces that I just have to have during the holiday season. No Christmas table should be without it! Its almost bland creaminess is the perfect foil to all the other highly seasoned dishes around.
There are similarities to the Onion Sauce or Soubise Sauce, most notably, in the colour but the difference is that in Bread Sauce, the onion only acts as a flavouring, while in the former, onions are part of the final sauce.
A homemade bread sauce is so, so easy and, need I say it? Tastes so much better that anything you buy in carton, whether labelled fresh or not. And as you can make it the day before, it would be a crime to go without or the shop bought route!
Make Ahead Bread Sauce
This can be made a day ahead – don’t add the butter and cream. Cool, cover with clingfilm, letting the film touch the sauce. When ready to serve, reheat, adding the butter and cream. Total time doesn't include 30 minute resting time.
Total time doesn't include 30 minute resting time.