Inspired by the traditional Turkish walnut sauce recipe called Tarator, our bread and walnut sauce offers a delicious blend of flavors that will transport you to the enchanting streets of Istanbul. Made from a secret combination of toasted walnuts, warm spices and aromatic herbs, this exquisite sauce embodies the essence of Christmas. With every spoonful, you’ll be enchanted by its rich and nutty essence, perfect for drizzling on freshly baked bread or accompanying festive dishes. Embark on a culinary journey and let yourself be pampered by the extraordinary taste of our Bread & Walnut Sauce!
- 1l whole milk
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 50g butter
- generously grated nutmeg
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 8 slices white bread, crust removed
- 50g walnuts
Is it progressing?
The sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance
Store in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 1 month.
To reheat, let the frozen sauce thaw thoroughly, then reheat over a low heat, adding a splash of milk or cream to loosen the sauce if it is too thick.
- Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the onion, butter, nutmeg, bay leaf and garlic and bring to the boil.
- Turn the heat to the lowest setting and let the milk steep for 30 minutes. If you have time, make this the day before, let it cool completely, then refrigerate overnight.
- To make the sauce, bring the milk back to the boil and break the bread into large pieces.
- Fish out the bay leaves, then add the bread and most of the walnuts to the sauce.
- Puree everything in a food processor or with a hand blender and then season to taste.
- Serve the sauce hot with the remaining walnuts, one of the bay leaves and a little butter melted over it if desired.
Equipment and tools
To prepare the bread and walnut sauce you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Fine mesh sieve
- cutting board
The bread and walnut sauce contains the following allergens:
If you or your guests have allergies or dietary restrictions, please consider these ingredients before preparing or consuming the sauce.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to make the bread walnut sauce in advance, here are some storage tips:
- The sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
- If you want to freeze the sauce, it will last up to 1 month.
- To reheat the sauce, thaw it thoroughly if it is frozen and then reheat over a low heat.
- If the sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of milk or cream to loosen it up.
The health benefits of bread and walnut sauce
In addition to being a delicious and versatile condiment, bread walnut sauce offers several health benefits. Packed with nutrients, this sauce can be a great addition to your meals. Let’s explore the health benefits of bread and walnut sauce:
1. Good source of protein
The combination of bread and walnuts in this sauce provides a significant amount of protein. Protein is essential for various functions in the body, including tissue growth and repair and the production of enzymes and hormones.
2. Rich in healthy fats
Walnuts are known for their high content of healthy fats, especially polyunsaturated fats. These fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, have positive effects on heart health and, when consumed in moderation, can help lower bad cholesterol levels.
3. Nutrient rich
Bread and walnut sauce contains a number of important vitamins and minerals. Walnuts are particularly rich in antioxidants, which protect the body from oxidative stress. In addition, they are a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, copper and phosphorus.
4. Possible anti-inflammatory properties
Walnuts have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties due to their omega-3 fatty acid content. Including bread and walnut sauce in your diet can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain types of cancer.
5. Promotes brain health
Walnuts are considered a brain-boosting food due to their high levels of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other beneficial compounds. Including this sauce in your diet can support brain health and cognitive function.
6. May aid weight management
As part of a balanced diet, bread and walnut sauce can help control weight. The protein and healthy fats in this sauce make you feel full and help control hunger and prevent overeating.
By combining nutrient-rich ingredients, bread walnut sauce not only adds flavor to your meals but also provides various health benefits. Incorporate this sauce into your diet to enjoy its nutritional value.