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Step-by-step: How to make white sauce

By admin
15 October 2013

White sauce is very versatile. It can be added to pasta, poured over cooked vegetables or used as a filling for pancakes or baked potatoes. It is also very easy to flavour – simply by adding vegetables such as chopped spinach or fresh herbs you can give it a whole new flavour.

White sauce

60 ml (4 tablespoons) margarine

60 ml (4 tablespoons) cake flour

Salt and pepper to taste

1 litre (4 cups) hot milk

250 ml (1 cup) grated cheese

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When completely melted, add the flour, salt and pepper.

2. Heat the mixture, while stirring, until it begins to bubble (this prevents the sauce form forming lumps). Stir the mixture, while it bubbles, for one minute.

3. Add the milk little by little, while stirring constantly, until all the milk has been added and the mixture begins to boil. (If you have a wire whisk, use it for stirring – it helps to prevent lumps).

4. Let the sauce simmer gently for five minutes or until it is thickened and tastes cooked. Adjust the seasoning and use immediately.