Please explain...

(60 Posts)
ILoveAFullFridge Sat 21-Dec-13 08:16:53

...bread sauce.

I have lived in England for nearly half a century (WTAF!shock) and I don't think I have ever seen or tasted it.

LondonMother Wed 25-Dec-13 19:24:42

Well, I made bread sauce. I think I could have executed it a bit better but I liked it a lot and both children felt there was something to be said for it. So I think it will become a fixture on our Christmas menu! Thank you, MN.

ToddleWaddle Wed 25-Dec-13 19:44:44

My family always have at Xmas traditionally. Had Dh's family this year and were a bit shocked and disappointed I did not make them bisto instead!
Mind you they deep fry their roast potatoes and mash overcooked broccoli etc. Has taken years to reeducate Dhwink

sockssandalsandafork Wed 25-Dec-13 19:55:48

Mind you they deep fry their roast potatoes and mash overcooked broccoli etc. Has taken years to reeducate Dh

That's so funny! love it.

cupoftchai Wed 25-Dec-13 20:05:57

Devil's work. Looks like baby puke.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 25-Dec-13 20:32:35

Well, DM brought hers along to our Christmas dinner today so I had a good sniff as I reheated it and it did smell quite nice, more of bayleaves and less of cloves than I remember (I don't like cloves). But the texture, I just couldn't bring myself to eat it. So, still a thumbs down but only on texture grounds, not taste smile

EBearhug Wed 25-Dec-13 20:48:06

We always put cloves into the milk, and the fun is counting them all in, and counting them all out again at the end. Because you can never find that last clove... (Actually, I did today.)

I have used the blender to make it really smooth in the past, but TBH, I can't usually be bothered.

I love breadsauce and have it most times I do a roast chicken.

ILoveAFullFridge Wed 25-Dec-13 23:21:29

Bread sauce went down quite well, but not, sadly, well enough to become a regular fixture.

I might try to use the flavours in a more gravy-like sauce, less like baby puke bready.

I made bread sauce today - cloves, bay leaves, pepper, onions
Steeped overnight

Butter, single cream, extra salt

It was lush fgrin

JollySantersSelectionBox Thu 26-Dec-13 01:17:50

hallow he shouldn't have laughed at you. Mince pies did indeed contain meat traditionally. They were a mix of meat and fruits.

It was tradition to have meat in a plum pudding, or eat plum pudding with your Sunday lunch too.

LondonMother Thu 26-Dec-13 08:56:14

I used Delia Smith's recipe but didn't follow it exactly, which I should have done. Another time I'd do as she suggests and put in more cloves (I was too cautious yesterday), and also a good few extra grinds of pepper and a lot more nutmeg. Bigger bayleaf too. But the basic creamy, buttery, oniony flavour was lovely, and I liked the texture. I made the crumbs in the food processor so they were very finely chopped. There's quite a bit left so I will try some in my Christmas sandwich later.

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