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Bread Sauce I

To Serve with Roast Turkey, Fowl, Game, etc.


  • 1 pint of milk
  • 3/4 of the crumb of a stale loaf
  • 1 onion
  • pounded mace, cayenne, and salt to taste
  • 1 ounce of butter


Peel and quarter the onion, and simmer it in the milk till perfectly tender. Break the bread, which should be stale, into small pieces, carefully picking out any hard outside pieces; put it in a very clean saucepan, strain the milk over it, cover it up, and let it remain for an hour to soak. Now beat it up with a fork very smoothly, add a seasoning of pounded mace, cayenne, and salt, with 1 ounce of butter; give the whole one boil, and serve. To enrich this sauce, a small quantity of cream may be added just before sending it to table.

Time: Altogether, 1 3/4 hour.

Sufficient to serve with a turkey, pair of fowls, or brace of partridges.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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