Prep 20 mins. /Cook 25 mins.
Makes 1 litre
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
- Add flour, stir over low heat for 2 minutes until you have a smooth paste.
- Slowly add milk and cream. Continue to stir until sauce is smooth and thick. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the grated parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Avoid a "floury" white sauce
At the beginning of a white sauce always cook off the butter and flour over low heat for 1 minute to ensure the finished sauce doesn’t have a “floury” flavour. Remove from the heat before whisking in milk and returning back to the heat to thicken.
Runny white sauce?
If your white sauce isn’t thick enough, you can whisk in a little cornflour and water paste or begin again by making another roux and whisking in the runny white sauce in place of the milk.
IN THIS RECIPE
Western Star Unsalted is a great regular unsalted butter that is suitable for everyday cooking and baking needs. It allows the cook to regulate the seasoning required for the dish. Expertly crafted from one natural ingredient.
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Forgotten to soften the butter?
Grate butter coarsely, spread onto baking paper and stand for 10 minutes before using. Alternatively chop into 2cm cubes, microwave on 30% power in 10 second bursts until just softened.