White Sauce ( For Baking)

A basic white sauce recipe made with plain flour, milk and butter. Use in bake dishes. Quick and easy to make.

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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:

    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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Nutrient values per cup
Energy470 cal
Protein12.8 g
Carbohydrates22.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat30.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A941.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C2.7 mg
Folic Acid14.9 mcg
Calcium562.8 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium183.9 mg
Potassium259.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 16 Apr 19 12:27 PM

Hi , can I use Amul ghee instead of butter to prepare white sauce?
White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 10 Oct 18 04:11 AM

very tasty
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ashwin, Delighted to know you loved the recipe. Thank you so much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
11 Oct 18 08:58 AM
White Sauce ( For Baking)
 on 25 Jun 18 11:09 AM

for hw many days can we store it
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Madhu, You can store it in an air-tight container and refrigerate it for 2 days.
26 Jun 18 04:38 PM
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