White Sauce-Butter Balls
- Ready In:
28 butter balls
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 cups butter or 2 cups margarine, softened
- Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Using mixer or food processor add butter to the flour mixture and pulse or mix until mixture is smooth.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a waxed paper lined baking sheet.
- Place into freezer until balls are frozen.
- Remove from freezer and place into freezer bags label and store in freezer for up to 6 months. Recipe makes 28 Butter Balls.
- To make a white Sauce:.
- In a small saucepan combine butter balls (slightly thawed for a few minutes)and 1 cup milk.
- Use a whisk to crush the butter ball.
- Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture is smooth ans slightly thickened.
- This will make about 1 cup of white sauce.
- Thin Sauce: use 1 Butter Ball.
- Medium Sauce: use 2 Butter Balls.
- Thick Sauce: use 3 Butter Balls.
- Creamy Rich Sauce: Substitute heavy cream for the Milk.
- Cheese Sauce: Add 1 cup Cheddar Cheese to a medium sauce and stir until cheese melts.
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I have always made a white/cheese sauce or gravy with flour salt, white pepper and margarine. What a fantastic idea!! I mixed this and then put in small compartment ice trays and froze. Wrapped on the counter once or twice, popped right out and then I put in freezer bags. I might add this is also a wonderful base to thicken soups especially bisque soups. Thanks so much for posting.
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