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All-in-One White Sauce

 All-in-One White Sauce

  Makes about 570ml

 570ml milk
 25g sauce flour or plain flour
 50g butter
 salt and freshly milled black pepper
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You will also need a Delia Online Little Gem ‘Sauce’ pan (heavy gauge aluminum, measuring 16cm by 8cm or similar)

This recipe is adapted from Delia's Complete How to Cook


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.

Finally taste and check for seasoning.

If you’re on a low fat diet you can make a fat free version with just cold milk and sauce flour.


Perfect for Delia's recipes for flour based sauces and gravy recipes.

Featured in the online Cookery School.


Carr's Flour Mills Ltd., Solway Mills,

Tel: +44 (0)1228 554600
Web: Carr's Flour Mills and Amazon


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