Simple Dry Mixture for Making White or Cheese Sauce

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • BASIC MIXTURE
  • 2
    cups full cream milk powder, plus 3 tablespoons (550 ml or 200 g)
  • 1
    cup flour (250 ml or 140 g, cake flour preferred)
  • 12
    lb butter, cold, hard (250 g)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Into a large bowl sift the milk powder and flour two or three times.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate the cold butter into the mixture, then rub it in with your fingers until it resembles fine crumbs.
  • Keep this mixture tightly closed in a jar in the fridge.
  • This makes about 1 lb 3 1/2 oz mixture (600 g).
  • FORMULA:.
  • THIN WHITE SAUCE: use 1 oz plus 1 tablespoon mixture (40 g).
  • MEDIUM SAUCE: use 2 oz mixture (60 g).
  • THICK SAUCE: use 3 oz mixture (80 g).
  • As the original recipe is metric and more accurate, you might have to experiment a little with these weights! It's hard to calculate precisely into ounces.
  • TO MAKE A BASIC WHITE SAUCE:.
  • (Measure out the mixture according to weight, depending on how thin or thick you want your sauce. Zaar wil number the following, but please read it as a "recipe" for your white sauce).
  • Your weighed mixture.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • White pepper to taste.
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water (200 ml).
  • Grated cheese or whatever ingredients you need for the type of the sauce you wish to make.
  • Whisk the dry mixture, salt, pepper and water over gentle heat. Whisk until it starts to boil, and thickens. Simmer about 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Now add your choice of ingredients.
  • This will make about 1 cup of sauce, so double quantities if you need more.
  • AGAIN: depending on a few variables, you might have to experiment to get the right sauce consistency.
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