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White Sauce

Ingredients

Makes pint (1 cup)

1 oz. (2 tablespoons) butter
1 oz. ( cup) flour
pint (1 cup) milk
Salt, pepper


Method

Put the butter in a large heat resistant bowl and cook on HIGH for about 30 seconds until the butter is melted. Blend in the flour, stirring until smooth, then cook for a further 30 seconds. Gradually stir in the milk, then cook for 2½ -3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Stir occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste. Increase the quantity and lengthen the cooking time slightly if a thinner sauce is required.


This sauce can be used as a basis for endless variations. Try the following suggestions:


Cheese sauce - add 1-2 oz. grated cheese.


Egg sauce - add 2 chopped hard boiled eggs and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.


Onion sauce - add 1 tablespoon chopped onion.


Mushroom sauce - add 2-3 tablespoons cooked, chopped mushrooms.

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