For me, Christmas dinner just isn't Christmas dinner without bread sauce.
Indeed, roast chicken or turkey at any time of the year must be served with bread sauce.
In fact, I love the sauce so much, I have been known to return home from the chip shop and make bread sauce to dip my chips in.
For those of you unfamiliar with bread sauce, it is just that: a sauce made from bread. The traditional British accompaniment, a survivor of Medieval sauces that were thickened with bread, commonly adorns Christmas dinner tables.
The last time I made it from scratch, I didn't think it had as much flavour as some of the packet mixes that you just add milk to (Marks & Spencer's is particularly delicious).
But this year, I decided to try the home-made version again and see what happened. After all, it is very easy to make.
I found a recipe by Gordon Ramsay and added a couple of extra ingredients, such as a dash of ground nutmeg and a splash of cream, and it turned out rather well. If you've never had bread sauce before, I urge you to try it out this Christmas. You won't regret it!