Magic White Sauce (and Variations)

Recipe by Kookaburra
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Pour milk into a saucepan.
  • Add all other ingredients.
  • Place pan over a medium heat, and, using a wire balloon whisk, whisk sauce constantly until butter melts.
  • Be sure to work the whisk into the edges of the pan to incorporate all the flour.
  • Whisk frequently until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
  • Taste and add extra seasoning if required.
  • Variations: Mustard Sauce Make sauce as per recipe, but use 1 ½ cups milk and ½ cup chicken stock.
  • Along with the salt, add 2 teaspoons mustard powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder and substitute a good pinch of cayenne pepper for the black pepper.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice when sauce is completed.
  • Cheese Sauce Make sauce as per recipe, but use 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream.
  • Along with the salt, add a good pinch of nutmeg and substitute a good pinch of cayenne pepper for black pepper.
  • At the simmering stage stir in 75g- 100g grated tasty cheese (I like a mixture of mature cheddar and parmesan).
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice when sauce is completed.
  • Parsley Sauce Make sauce as per recipe, but use 1 ¾ cups milk and ¼ cup cream.
  • When sauce is finished, mix in 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.