Bread sauce is one of the best parts of winter poultry dishes. It goes beautifully with chicken, pheasant and turkey to name but a few and is probably my favourite accompaniment. The thermomix makes it so easy to throw together; with a few kitchen staples it takes just 10 minutes to have a beautiful sauce waiting for you on the table.
And for a bit of a twist, a little horseradish can give a great kick that heightens and accentuates the flavours of the sauce.
I’m still amazed at how good it tastes. We had a couple of friends over for a Christmas turkey fattie the other day, one of whom didn’t usually like bread sauce. But having helped throw a few things into the thermomix he felt he had to try some – before long he was a total convert!
300g milk, plus more if needed
1 small onion
1 tsp horseradish sauce (optional)
If, like us, you prefer a smooth bread sauce then throw your bread into your thermomix bowl and blitz at speed 10 for a few seconds until crumbed. Tip out and reserve. You don’t need to clean the bowl. If you prefer a lumpy sauce then slice into cubes and set aside.
Place all the other ingredients except the horseradish, including salt and pepper into the bowl. Mix 10 seconds/speed 8.
Scrape down the sides with a spatula before cooking for 5 minutes/100C/speed 4.
Add the breadcrumbs and a spoonful of horseradish sauce and mix for 30 seconds/speed 3/reverse blade.
Add a little milk if the sauce is too thick. Taste and add a little more seasoning if necessary.
Leave lumpy or mix for a few seconds at speed 6 for a smooth sauce.
Pour into a serving bowl. The sauce will thicken as it rests. Serve warm.