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Basic white sauce

Submitted by: John Albert

Date submitted: 27 August 2012 at 13:18:17

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Basic white sauce

Total Time:

10 minutes

Originaly Yeild:

4 servings




55 g,  butter

55 g,  plain flour

600 ml,  semi- skimmed milk

0.25 tsp,  salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over a low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Gradually pour in the milk, st irring or whisking constantly.
  2. Return the pan to the heat and bring to the boil, still stirring or whisking. Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve or use immediately.

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