White Sauce Base

    10 minutes

    This is a great lump-free white sauce base to which you can add anything - garlic, chilli, cheese, parsley, etc.

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    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a small saucepan heat milk until warm. Do not boil.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and oil together.
    3. Add a tiny drop of the warmed milk at a time, whisking until the mixture is runny and smooth.
    4. Over medium heat, heat the entire mixture, whisking constantly. Turn off the heat at desired consistency.

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    This is now my standard recipe for white sauce, I really like it! I mix the oil and flour in the saucepan and heat the milk in a cup in the microwave, then mix it in gradually, instead of heating the milk in the saucepan - just saves on washing up.  -  09 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Took shortcuts. Added a small amount of warm milk to the oil and flour and then put the mixture into the saucepan rather than adding all the milk and then putting back in the pan. Was quicker and less messing about.  -  01 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Exactly what I was looking for. I had to cater for 40 people with a cheap pasta dish. Bought 16 tins of Tuna (on offer 4 tins £3) added sweetcorn, garlic and herbs. Went down a storm *******  -  09 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)