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Delia's Cheese sauce
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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)
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.
This recipe was first published in December 2013.