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    Delia's Cheese sauce

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

    Ingredients

    570ml milk
    25g sauce flour or plain flour
    50g block butter, cut into chunks
    75g grated Cheddar
    40g grated Parmesan
    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.

    After that stir in the Cheddar and grated Parmesan.

    Finally taste and check for seasoning.

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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 English parsley sauce

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

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