White Sauce ( For Baking)


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A basic sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Easy to make but very versatile in its uses. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces, baked dishes, etc which require a certain creaminess.

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White Sauce ( For Baking) recipe - How to make White Sauce ( For Baking)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.5 cups
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  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, or till the sauce thickens, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  4. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.

Handy tip:

  1. If the sauce is to be used for later use, add a little milk, mix well and re-heat it.

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White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 12 Feb 17 06:25 PM

Very nice. I used whole grain wheat flour instead of Maida. I also added cheese. A pinch of nutmeg powder made a big difference to the final taste.
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to hear Dr. Saunil that you tried the recipe. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
14 Feb 17 09:03 AM
White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 12 Feb 17 06:21 PM

White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 01 Mar 16 11:25 AM

Can i add cheese for that extra taste
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jean, Yes you can add cheese if you wish to..
01 Mar 16 11:34 AM