When is National Flour Month?
When is National Bread Month?
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What is Bread Sauce?
A bread sauce is a warm or cold sauce thickened with bread. It is similar to bread pudding, only more savory than sweet and served with a meal instead of dessert.
The traditional British bread sauce is made with milk, butter and bread crumbs, flavoured with onion, salt, clove, pepper and bay leaf, and typically accompanies roast chicken and turkey at Christmas. The bread needs to be slightly stale before being made into breadcrumbs, meaning it is an economical way of using up stale bread.
The Italian salsa verde (see Green Sauce) contains parsley, vinegar, capers, garlic, anchovies and sometimes mustard. The bread is soaked in vinegar and blended with the other ingredients, which creates an emulsion somewhat similar to vinaigrette. Turkish cuisine also features a cold sauce made from breadcrumbs mixed with pounded walnuts or hazelnuts and served with chick pea salads and, most famously, with chicken or duck as Circassian chicken.