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White Sauce

Published by torlott

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Ingredients

  • Making your own white sauce is so much cheaper than the stuff you buy in the shops...and so much easier too...it acts as a basic sauce for so many dishes and has been invaluable ever since I learnt how to make it.
  • You need:
  • 30g of plain flour
  • 30g of butter
  • salt/pepper (depending on taste)
  • tsp of mustard powder (optional)
  • three quarters of pint of milk.
  • You can infuse the milk first with an onion, bay leaf and cloves...add those to the milk, boil, then leave to get REALLY cold again before using it for the sauce - once cold, remove the onion, bay, and cloves...

Method

milk in a saucepan...add the flour, butter, and mustard if using.

stir ALL THE TIME with a balloon whisk if you have one...it takes a while, but well worth it...the butter will melt...the flour will break up, so dont worry about lumps...as it gets hotter, it will thicken...keep going...until it is the thickness of custard...keep stirring...once ready...use it is a base sauce in creamy chicken pie, fish pie, lasagna...and for the fraction of the cost of a packet white sauce mix

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