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Basic White Sauce

Published Friday, 04 September, 2009 by jenna

very handy and opens LOADS of doors!!



  • * 40 grams of butter or marg
  • * 25 grams of plain flour
  • * 425 ml of milk (15 fl oz)
  • * salt and pepper to season (only add if its savoury!)


put all the ingredients into a pan on a medium heat

WHISKing constantly for 6 mins

the sauce will thicken

continue whisking it until it doesnt taste floury anymore

the really great thing about this is it can be sweet or savoury,

you can add:

Cheese and herbs - to make a cheese sauce great with pasta (lovely with little bits of chopped ham!),

you can substitute some of the milk for a bit of cream if you want to make it more luxurious

you can also add jam, sugar or fruit to make a sweet sauce - great for making bread pudding or putting with apple/cherry pie ect.

with this sauce if your making a pasta bake (macaroni cheese?) to go in the oven or something you want to set, then after you have taken your sauce off the heat stir in two beaten eggs and then put it in your oven until the eggs have cooked and whatever it is has set.