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Cheese sauce in pan with wooden spoon

Cheese sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook: -
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with strong cheddar cheese – our easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes. Use to make macaroni or cauliflower cheese

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal219
fat14g
saturates9g
carbs14g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein8g
salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml milk
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 50g butter
  • 100g grated strong cheddar (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour 500ml milk into a large saucepan and add 4 tbsp plain flour and 50g butter.

  • STEP 2

    Turn on the heat to medium and start to whisk the mixture. Keep whisking fast as the butter melts and the mixture comes to the boil – the flour will disappear and the sauce will begin to thicken.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk for another 2 mins while the sauce bubbles then stir in 100g grated strong cheddar cheese (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese) until melted.

Goes well with

Recipe from May 2017, May 2017

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Rating: 5 out of 5.115 ratings
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