A traditional recipe for this Christmas dinner table essential
1/2 pint full fat milk
2 oz breadcrumbs – blitzed into fine crumbs in food processor
1/2 small onion peeled
2 or 3 cloves
1 oz butter or 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh double cream
A pinch of cayenne
Step 1 – Stick the cloves into the onion.
Step 2- Rinse out a small lined saucepan with cold water. Put the milk and the onion with cloves into the pan. Simmer on a low heat very gently until milk is well flavoured for approximately 20 minutes.
Step 3 – Remove the onion with cloves and slowly stir in the breadcrumbs. Continue to cook on a low heat and stir slowly until the breadcrumbs swell and thicken the sauce.
Step 4 – Add the butter or double cream.
Step 5 – Season to taste with the white pepper, salt and cayenne and serve in a warmed sauce boat.