Basic White Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • white or black ground pepper


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour. Cook for 3 minutes, but do not brown.
  • Stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken. Season with pepper.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of heavy cream for a richer sauce.
  • Makes 1 cup.

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