Basic White Sauce

Makes 6 servings
This basic white sauce can be served plain or flavoured to make a cheese sauce suitable for cauliflower cheese, a parsley sauce which is ideal for fish or a sweet sauce which is great with puddings.

    40g butter or margarine
    40g Flour
    500ml milk
  1. Melt the butter/margarine in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  2. Gradually add the milk a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Bring to the boil and cook gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time.

Flavoured Variations
Sweet sauce:
Stir in 1tbsp caster sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence.

Cheese sauce:
Stir in 100g (4oz) grated cheese and season.

Parsley sauce:
Add 2tbsp fresh chopped parsley and season.


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