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Cheat's All-in-one White Sauce


  • 15 fl oz (425 ml) cold mik

  • ¾ oz (20 g) plain flour

  • 1½ oz (40 g) butter

  • salt and freshly milled black pepper


  • 1.

    Put the milk in a saucepan, then simply add the flour and butter and bring everything gradually up to simmering point, whisking continuously with a balloon whisk, until the sauce has thickened and becomes smooth and glossy

  • 2.

    Then turn the heat down to its lowest possible setting and let the sauce cook very gently for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Meanwhile, taste and add seasoning.

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