How to make basic white sauce

August 16, 2007 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
How to make basic white sauce

Melt 30ml butter over medium heat, stir in 30ml cake flour to make a smooth paste and cook the flour for about 1 minute.  Whisk in 500ml milk, stirring until the sauce boils and thickens.

Use this basic white sauce with added ingredients for new and exciting sauces.

To make a cheese sauce add 60g grated Cheddar. For a delicious herb sauce add 40g chopped watercress, basil, parsley or thyme.

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