This week in Make-it-Yourself Monday, we're talking about white sauce. White sauce is simple, yet the results taste a whole lot better than the cream-of-whatever soups from a can! Once you're used to making it, it's fun to mess around with the recipe and make new variations... :-)
Basic White Sauce
2 T. butter
2 T. white flour
1/4 t. salt
1 C. milk
In a saucepan, melt butter. Add salt and flour, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat until bubbly, then continue to cook for about five minutes. Add milk a little at a time, beating constantly. Cook on low heat until thickened (do not allow to boil). Use in recipes as you would cream soup or as a base for other sauces.
For some fun variations, you might try the following:
Cheese sauce: After sauce has thickened, turn off heat and add grated cheese. Stir until melted and mixed.
Mushroom sauce (use in place of cream of mushroom soup): Add sauteed mushrooms.
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