Easy White Sauce
|Milk/Half-and-half||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||2 Tablespoon, softened|
|All purpose flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
1. Bring the milk to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan over moderate heat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend the butter and flour together with a spoon to form a smooth paste.
2. Using a wire whisk, vigorously beat the butter-flour mixture, 1 rounded teaspoonful at a time, into the hot milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce is smooth and thick. Season with the salt and pepper.