Ingredients for Cheese Sauce
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How to Cook Cheese Sauce
- Slightly warm the milk in a saucepan over a low heat and, in a separate pan, melt the butter. Add the flour to the butter and cook over a medium heat, stirring continuously, for about 3 minutes. Don't allow the flour to brown. Slowly add the warmed milk, beating the mixture with a hand whisk (or fork) as you do so. Continue to whisk the mixture until the sauce thickens, then cook gently for about 2-3 minutes over a low heat stirring occasionally until it reaches a rich and creamy consistency.
- Crumble the cheese between your fingers (or grate it beforehand if you prefer) and add to the sauce. Continue to stir over a low heat until all the cheese has melted. If it is too thick, you can add a little more milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
If, after adding the cheese, the sauce appears too thick, you can thin it with a little more milk. If you are feeling REALLY decadent, you can use double cream (heavy cream)!
Reviews of Cheese Sauce
February 15 2015
I just discovered the secret of making sauce that wasn't lumpy - warm the milk first! That tip on it's own is worth 5 stars!!
roseT (6 reviews)
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