Making a white sauce is quite simple, but I often hear friends say they just cannot get it right. I hope this recipe makes it easy even for first timers. This versatile sauce can be used to make baked vegetables, lasagna, creamy cheese pasta and a whole lot of other recipes. Here is my version of the sauce.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 white flour
2 cups of milk (whole milk makes a richer sauce)
Salt to taste
Pinch of white pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese
In a saucepan melt the butter and add in the flour. Toast the flour a little bit & keep stirring to make sure it doesn’t brown. Slowly stir in the milk on a low flame. Add the salt, pepper & cheese stirring till it has all amalgamated. If your sauce forms lumps strain it through a sieve and put it back on the flame stirring constantly till it thickens.
You can make this more interesting by adding chopped chives, parsley, mint, oregano or red chili flakes.