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instant white sauce home-made mix

Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

We all use a basic white sauce as the base for so many recipes. Casseroles, cheese and other sauces, and many more. You can make a thin, medium or thick sauce with this mix. Although I have not yet tried this recipe, I will soon, and wanted to post it here for the convenience of all of the fine cooks at Justapinch. I hope you try and enjoy it! From the February 1973 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

yield 7 to 21 cups of sauce
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For instant white sauce home-made mix

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 c
    instant dry-milk granules
  • 4 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, cut up

How To Make instant white sauce home-made mix

  • 1
    Put the first three ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • 2
    Add butter and mix in well with hands or cut in with a pastry blender until crumbly throughout.
  • 3
    Put in a large glass jar or other container and cover tightly. Store in refrigerator. Makes 7 cups mix.
  • 4
    TO MAKE SAUCE: Use 1/3 cup of mix for a thin white sauce; - 1/2 cup mix for a medium sauce; - and 1 cup of mix for a thick sauce. Combine desired amount of mix with 1 cup of milk in a small, deep, heavy saucepan. Put over medium heat and cook, stirring, until thickened. Boil gently, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. (add cheese or other ingredients at this time; heating til melted or heated through). Remove from heat and use as desired. Makes about one cup of sauce.