Quintessentially British, what Christmas dinner would be complete without bread sauce to accompany the turkey?
Heat the milk in a pan with the studded onion and bay leaves. Bring to the boil briefly then turn down to a gentle simmer.
Add the cubes of bread and stir until it starts to break down. Remove the onion and bay leaves and whisk in the mustard and a little freshly grated nutmeg to taste.
Cook slowly for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
To finish, stir in the butter, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place in a bowl or gravy boat, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place until ready to serve.
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