Total Time
12mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

More or less milk will produce a thinner or thicker sauce. Keep warm, if necessary, in top of double boiler over simmering water, but do not cover because the steam will thin the sauce.

Directions

  1. Warm milk in a saucepan over low heat. In a separate heavy-based saucepan, melt butter. Add flour all at once and cook until bubbly.
  2. Whisking constantly, gradually add milk.
  3. Continue whisking until sauce thickens; cook 2 to 3 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, until the consistency is rich and creamy. Season with salt and white pepper.
  4. Serve hot with lightly-cooked vegetables or use as a base for other sauces.

Reviews

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I love this. It was just like my mom use to make. Thanks so much.

charityd714 May 19, 2007

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