Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I found this in my Feeling Saucy cookbook and had it with deep fried chicken fingers. Needs a resting time of one hour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make small holes in the onion using a skewer and stick the cloves in them.
  2. Put the onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in a pan. Pour in milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover. Set aside for 1 hour.
  3. To make the sauce, discard onion and bay leaf. Strain milk to remove peppercorns. Return to a clean pan and add breadcrumbs.
  4. Cook over low heat 4-5 minutes until breadcrumbs have swollen and sauce is thick.
  5. Beat in butter. Season well with salt and pepper and a good grating of nutmeg. Stir in cream just before serving, if you are using it.
Most Helpful

3 5

The uniqueness of this recipe really intrigued us. We made it exactly as directed but with seasoned bread crumbs for added flavor. We used it as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets. This is a nice creamy sauce and the nutmeg and cloves add a nice flavor, but we felt it still a bit bland and needed 'something' to add zing to it. Overall, we liked this recipe. :)