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Easy White SauceEver try to make a white sauce to jazz up your main course, only to end up with a brown, lumpy mess? Master these simple techniques and you'll make a perfect white sauce every time.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Warm the milk in a small saucepan and keep warm while you perform the next steps. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, being careful not to burn or brown the butter. Slowly add the flour and whisk it in, stirring constantly. When you have added all the flour and there is a thick consistency with no lumps, slowly add the warm milk while stirring constantly. Whisk vigorously until the sauce is a smooth consistency. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is a thick consistency, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and whisk in salt and pepper to taste.
You can create various sauces from this basic white sauce. Additions of lemon juice, grated parmesan cheese, horseradish, onions, garlic, and a number of stocks will give you interesting sauces to use in your meals.
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