Minimise stress on the big day with these fabulous sauces and accompaniments you can make in advance. Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Penny Zako for these fabulous recipes.
1 white onion – cut in half and studded with 4 cloves
10 black peppercorns
2 fresh bay leaves
1 sprig of parsley
175g fresh white breadcrumbs
4 tbsp. double cream
Fresh nutmeg and bay leaf to serve
1. Place the onion, peppercorns, bay leaves and parsley into an AGA pan and pour over the milk. Bring to a simmer on the simmering plate and then move to the warming plate or the back of the AGA to infuse, for at least 1 hour.
2. Strain into a clean pan and add the breadcrumbs and butter, heat on the simmering plate until thickened. Then stir in the cream and season well. NB: at this point the sauce can be frozen for up 1 month or stored covered in the fridge for 5 days.
3. Place the sauce into a serving dish and garnish with a little nutmeg and a bay leaf