Low Fat Basic White Sauce (Without Butter)

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Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My DH cannot have butter or oil in his diet so I searched online and found this basic sauce without butter. The stock & flour mixture will be hard to get nice and smooth, I find the blender helps to get the lumps all out. Vary with different herbs and spices - for fish add lime zest, juice, dill, pepper or Dijon mustard. By changing to soy milk and vegetable stock it is suitable for vegetarians.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour stock into a small saucepan and heat; once hot add cornflour and stir constantly to cook flour, it will be very thick, yellowy & clear.
  2. Off stove add the milk, very slowly stirring until smooth; this is where I need the blender to get the lumps out.
  3. Put back on medium heat, add the extra stock and continue stirring until it thickens; add the onion powder, herbs, pepper and salt.
  4. You may need more stock or skim milk, when I made this tonight, on heating it up after it had cooled it became thicker and needed to be thinned a little.