Dr. Bateman's Brown Sugar Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from Dr. Evelyn Bateman, found in a 1965 fundraising cookbook for Toronto's Women's College Hospital. She says it's "foolproof, easy and tasty".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, whisk together the brown sugar, flour, cold water and wine until mixture is a smooth paste.
  2. Over medium heat, cook until mixture is thick and clear, whisking frequently.
  3. Whisk in cream, butter, vanilla, salt and nuts, if using.
  4. Sauce is ready when butter melts.
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I needed a sauce to rescue a slightly overcooked cake. Even with water instead of white wine and canned milk instead of cream the sauce was great - my guests raved about the dessert! The toasted almonds really picked up the flavor. Thanks for posting this!

Jean #7 December 03, 2007