Cheese sauce poured over broccoli
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Simple cheese sauce

Making about 650ml, try this sauce poured over broccoli or cauliflower that has been sautéed with pancetta and grilled until golden.

  • Makes1
  • CourseAccompaniment
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time15 mins

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Ingredients

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 568ml whole milk, cold
  • 160g mature Cheddar or Gruyère, grated
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Method

  1. Put the butter into a saucepan and melt until foaming. Stir in the flour and continue to cook and stir over a medium heat for 2 minutes until the mix (roux) feels sandy and smells toasted.

  2. On a medium heat, gradually whisk the cold milk into the roux, in three stages, whisking to remove all lumps between each addition. Once smooth, continue to heat until it comes to the boil, then reduce the heat slightly, and continue to cook, stirring, for 1 minute. The sauce should thickly coat the back of a wooden spoon.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and let the sauce cool slightly. Add the cheese and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the mustard and season to taste.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,650kJ/ 397kcals

Fat

29g

Saturated Fat

18g

Carbohydrates

16g

Sugars

7.2g

Fibre

0.5g

Protein

17g

Salt

1.2g

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