- 25g butter
Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 200ml full-fat milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 2 x 200g bags spinach
Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…
- 100ml single cream
- fresh nutmeg, for grating
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
Heat 25g butter in a saucepan, then add 1 finely chopped small onion and cook for 5 mins until softened.
Stir in 2 tbsp plain flour and cook for 2 mins, then slowly start to whisk in 200ml full-fat milk. When it has all been incorporated, gently cook for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.
Meanwhile, place two 200g bags spinach in a large colander. Pour over a kettle full of boiling water until the leaves have wilted (you may have to do this twice).
Place the spinach in a clean dishcloth, squeeze out any excess liquid, then roughly chop.
Stir into the sauce with 100ml single cream, gently heat, then finely grate over some fresh nutmeg and season well.
Get aheadCan be made up to two days ahead and gently reheated until piping hot.