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White Sauce

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  Butter 50 Gram, unsalted
  Plain flour 50 Gram
  Milk 500 Milliliter
  Onion 1 Small
  Cloves 8 Small
  Sea salt/Pepper 2 Teaspoon (use as per taste)

1. Peel the onion.
2. Push the clove points into the onion which is now studded onion with cloves, in cookery terms called as a ‘clouté’.

3. Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the clouté.
4. Stand for 15 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse into the milk.
5. Heat the milk to just below boiling point.
6. At the same time, melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan (non-stick) over a medium heat.
7. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
8. Gently cook for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the flour to cook.
9. Keep stirring using a wooden spoon in order to avoid any color.
10. Slowly add the hot milk a little at a time to avoid any lumps until all the milk has been incorporated.
11. Turn down the heat to very low and simmer the white sauce for about 10 minutes.
12. Keep stirring from time to time.
13. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
14. Do not use black pepper on this occasion as it will show as little black spots in the finished white sauce.
15. Pass the white sauce through a fine strainer and use as required.
16. To keep the white sauce hot until it is required, make up a bain marie (hot water bath) to store the sauce in.

17. Keep the white sauce covered and stir occasionally to stop a skin forming on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 898 Calories from Fat 510

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g88.7%

Saturated Fat 35.3 g176.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 157.5 mg52.5%

Sodium 3297.7 mg137.4%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.6%

Sugars 31.6 g

Protein 21 g42.8%

Vitamin A 35.2% Vitamin C 18.3%

Calcium 61.7% Iron 4.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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