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450ml milk

1 small onion

4 cloves

2 bay leaves

110g fresh white breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

50g butter

4 teaspoons of cream

Salt & Pepper to season

1Peel the onion and stud the cloves into the onion.

2Pour the milk into a pan and add the onion and bay leaves and gently bring to the boil.

3When the milk has come to the boil, remove the studded onion and bay leaves.

4Sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper, allow to cook on a very gentle heat for 8-10 minutes.

5At this stage, stir in the nutmeg, butter and cream which will flavour and enrich the sauce even further. Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes and transfer to a sauce boat to serve.

Irish Independent