Gluten Free Bread Sauce

Bread sauce provides an aromatic and creamy accompaniment to your traditional Christmas roast and is easily adapted for a gluten-free diet.


1 small onion, cut across into halves

Whole cloves

500ml/¾ pint of whole milk

2 bay leaves

plenty of fresh black pepper (4 grinds)

a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

½ tsp of salt

4 medium slices of White Genius Gluten Free Bread, whizzed into fine breadcrumbs

30g/1oz butter


  • 10 mins prep, 30 mins cooking
  • 6
  1. Stud the cut side of the onion halves with the cloves and place, cloves down in a medium, heavy bottomed pan.

  2. Place the bay leaves, nutmeg, four grinds of black pepper and salt with the milk into the pan and slowly bring the milk to a gentle simmer. Simmer for five minutes then remove from the heat and leave the ingredients to infuse until the milk is cool. Strain the flavoured milk, through a sieve into a clean pan.

  3. Gently reheat the milk to a simmer and stir in the breadcrumbs. Stir slowly over a low heat until the breadcrumbs are soft and swollen and have thickened the sauce.

  4. The sauce should be creamy in consistency, so add a splash more milk if it is too thick.

  5. Just before serving, stir in the butter, taste and season with more salt and freshly ground pepper, as necessary.