I was excited to see freshly smoked garlic in the super market and with roast chicken for dinner there was only one thing for it!
I decided to make a smokey but sweet bread sauce using simple ingredients with a big impact of flavour.
We all generally have leftover bread, milk and maybe some woody herbs from the garden so making this sauce was a no brainer.
It’s fantastic with roast chicken but also this time of year, GAME!
4 sliced of day old or stale white bread, crusts removed
300ml milk , I used semi skimmed
3 clove smoked garlic
2 sprigs of thyme
1/2 an onion, skin removed
1. Roast the garlic cloves in the oven at 200C for about ten minutes or until tender.
2. Meanwhile, put the milk, thyme, onion and clove in a pan and warm gently to infuse . Be careful not to scald the milk. I added the outer garlic paper also to give an extra smokey flavour.
3 , Once the milk has infused, strain it into a clean pan. Add the bread and stir to break up. Remove the roasted garlic cloves from the oven and squeeze into the bread sauce. Taste and season. A knob of butter can be added to enrich the sauce . Enjoy !
Place the thyme over the onion and stud with the clove to keep everything in one place.
Use any smoked garlic skins/paper to Infuse into the milk.
Sweet smoked paprika can be added for a richer flavour but works incredibly well with game.
A splash of double cream, creme fraiche or knob of butter can be stirred in at the end to give a luxurious finish
When roasted the garlic, pierce them first with a sharp knife. This will stop them from exploding and help them to roast quicker .
You can use any woody herbs such as rosemary, sage, oregano