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    Delia's All-in-one white sauce

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

    Makes: About 570ml

    Ingredients

    570ml milk
    25g sauce flour or plain flour
    50g block butter, cut into chunks
    Salt and freshly milled black pepper

    You will also need a Delia Online Little Gem ‘Sauce’ pan (heavy gauge aluminum, measuring 16cm by 8cm or similar)

     

    Method

    When you're ready to make the sauce, put the milk in a saucepan, then simply add the sauce flour, butter and seasoning and bring everything gradually up to simmering point over a medium heat, whisking continuously with a balloon whisk, until the sauce has thickened and becomes smooth and glossy.

    Then turn the heat down to its lowest possible setting and let the sauce cook very gently for 5 minutes to take the raw taste out of the flour, stirring from time to time.

    Finally taste and check for seasoning.

    If you’re on a low fat diet you can make a fat free version with just cold milk and sauce flour.

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    Recipe adapted from Delia’s Complete How to Cook published by BBC Books 2009

    © Delia Smith 2014

    To watch this recipe video, click here

    See also: Delia's Cheese sauce

    For more information about Delia's Online Cookery School go to www.deliaonline.com

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