19th December 2017

Cheesy White Sauce

The cheesy white sauce is easy to make and is used in recipes likes pastas, pies, vegetable casseroles, filling for patties or puffs, or even as a topping on savoury bakes. Usually made with APF, I like to make it with whole wheat flour as I feel it gives it a better texture.

Prep. Time: 5 Mins.

Cooking Time: 8 to 10 Mins.

Ingredients:

[Standard Measure – 1 cup = 200 ml]

  • Wheat Flour – 1 ¼ tbsp.
  • Butter – ¼ cup
  • Milk (warm) – 2 cups
  • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp. or to taste
  • Mixed Italian Herbs / Oregano – ¼ tsp. or to taste
  • Processed Cheddar Cheese – 3 slices or ½ cup (grated)
  • Salt – a tiny pinch

Step 1:     Place a pan on low heat and melt the butter. Add the flour and stir continuously with a whisk / wooden spatula till the colour changes slightly (do not let it brown).

Step 2:     Take off the heat and add all the milk while stirring continuously (This step is done off the heat to prevent the formation of lumps).

Step 3:     Keep the pan back on low heat and stir continuously till it starts thickening (approximately 2 to 3 Minutes). Now add the salt, pepper powder, herbs and cheese. Continue cooking and stirring for about 2 minutes till the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened enough but will drip off a spoon.

Note:

  • Use immediately with your preparation.
  • If in case you are not able to use immediately or the sauce is too thick, you can rescue it by adding a little hot water and stirring it vigorously.
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