Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Coating White Sauce


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over a moderate heat.
  2. Add flour and beat until smooth, remove from the heat.
  3. Add milk, a little at a time, and beat well.
  4. Bring to the boil and cook gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time. This completes the cooking of the starch in the flour.
  5. Rich White Sauce: Add an extra 2 oz butter to the completed sauce after it has cooled slightly.
Most Helpful

This was so easy and so yummy! I used it to make Ailsa's cheesy cauliflower. Great sauce here and I'll continue to try it on a number of other dishes.

A Good Thing November 06, 2007

You have got this recipe down. Great! A basic sauce that you can dress up with cheese, or with herbs or spices

Montana Heart Song April 27, 2007

Perfect white sauce, the amounts given were just right. This made a lovely smooth white sauce, just right for making a creamy cheese sauce out of it! Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2007

~Leslie~ April 26, 2007