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Recipe: Low carb bread sauce

Bread sauce is a classic part of Christmas dinner and it'd be a real shame to have to skip it because you're eating low carb, so we've created this bread sauce recipe for you to make a rich, creamy, indulgent bread sauce. Perfect with your turkey and pigs in blankets!

Serves 10
Preparation time
Less than 30 Minutes
Cooking time
10 to 20 minutes

Suitable for vegetarians

Nutrition

Ingredients

  • 570ml semi skimmed milk
  • 50g salted butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 6-12 whole cloves
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 140g Seriously Low Carb Loaf breadcrumbs
  • 60ml single cream

Method

  • Slice the onion in half and stick the cloves into the onion.
  • Pop the onion, peppercorns, garlic cloves, bay leaf and thyme sprigs into a pan with the milk and bring everything to the boil.
  • As soon as the milk begins to boil, take the pan off the heat and put a lid on it. Leave the pan in a warm place to infuse for 2 or more hours.
  • When you're ready to make the sauce, pour the milk through a sieve to remove the onion, herbs and spices. Pop the infused milk back in to a pan.
  • Make the breadcrumbs by slicing the crusts off your Seriously Low Carb Loaf slices and then blitzing them in a food processor until they become breadcrumbs. The finer you chop them, the smoother your sauce will be.
  • Stir the breadcrumbs into the milk, add 25g of butter and place on a low heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened - usually about 15 minutes. Make sure the sauce is just warming through - if it gets too hot and starts to bubble, the sauce may split.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, stir in the remaining butter and cream, and beat until smooth. Serve.

Hints and tips

Prepare ahead. You can make this sauce up to two days ahead of time, keep it in the fridge and then gently reheat it when you're ready to serve.

Want to make it even lower carb? Try making it with unsweetened soya milk for an even lower carb sauce - just 1.5g per serving! Make sure you taste your sauce though. Soya milk is naturally a little sweeter than cows milk so you may need to add a little more seasoning.

Help! My sauce has split! Don't worry! This is a high fat sauce so they have a tendency to split if they get too hot. If this happens to you, just pop the sauce into a blender (or use a stick blender if you have one) and whizz it back together again. Make sure you keep it on a low heat as you warm it up to serve.

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