• 1.2 litres semi-skimmed milk
  • 0.5 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 cloves
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • 250 g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • freshly grated nutmeg


  1. 1

    In a pan, bring the milk to the boil with the onion, bay leaf, cloves and thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain into a clean pan, discarding the flavourings.

  2. 2

    Stir in the breadcrumbs and cook gently for 10-15 minutes or until thick. Season with nutmeg and salt. If you like a thinner sauce, you can pass it through a coarse sieve.


    Get ahead: make the day before (can also be frozen), then reheat in a pan, add a little milk to thin if necessary.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 536kj 128kcal 6%
  • Fat 2.6g 4%
  • Saturates 1.2g 6%
  • Sugars 5.7g 6%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 414kj/99kcal

Each serving provides

19.7g carbohydrate 1.3g fibre 5.9g protein

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