Basic White Sauce

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 cups - milk
  • 1/2 cup - plain flour
  • 1 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - cheese, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper - to taste

How to Make Basic White Sauce

  • In a dry heavy sauce pan, dry roast the flour, till they turn light pinkish in colour. Remove and keep aside to cool.
  • Melt butter in the pan and add half the milk.
  • Mix the remaining milk to the cooled flour, to form a smooth paste.
  • When milk comes to a boil, add this paste and stir continuously.
  • Bring back to a boil.
  • Cook till the sauce is thick enough, to coat the back of a spoon thickly.
  • Sprinkle salt, fresh ground pepper and stir to mix well.
  • Add grated cheese to the mixture.
  • Use as required in individual recipes.