A great British classic to serve with game and poultry.


  • 300ml milk

  • 150ml single cream

  • 1 onion

  • 6 cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 25g fresh white bread crumbs

  • Salt

  • Cayenne pepper

  • 25g butter


  • 1.

    Bring the milk and cream to simmering in a saucepan.

  • 2.

    Add the onion, cloves and bay leaf. Leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Strain into a clean pan.

  • 3.

    Add the breadcrumbs. Simmer for 2 minutes until thickened. Season with the salt and cayenne pepper.

  • 4.

    Remove from the heat melt the butter on top, which will form a seal until ready to serve. When read to use mix the butter in and serve.

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