White Sauce

Added by del
Cooking time10 minutes
Servesmakes 500mL sauce


40 g butter
2 tbsp flour
500 mL milk
parsley (fresh or dried)


  1. melt butter in saucepan on low heat
  2. remove from heat and gradually work in flour until smooth
  3. return to heat and stir continously to cook flour
  4. remove from heat and gradually stir in milk
  5. return to heat and bring to almost boiling continously stirring - do not boil
  6. reduce heat to simmer and season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. remove from heat and stir in parsley to taste


don't leave the sauce alone it burns very easily - you will need to stir it continuously

to avoid black specks in the sauce use white pepper

parsley is optional

for a thicker sauce double the butter and flour at the start, for a thinner sauce halve it


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