Bread Sauce

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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This is essential: of course it is. For 10 people you need:


  • 2 small onions, peeled and each stuck with 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4


Put the clove-stuck onions, bay leaf, peppercorns and the blade of mace (or sprinkle the ground mace over) into a pan with the milk. Add a good pinch of salt and bring to the boil, but do not actually let boil. Remove from the heat, cover the pan and infuse. I tend to do this first thing in the morning when I get up, but if you forget or can’t, then just make sure you get the infusion done abou