White Sauce

 

Thin Sauce

 

1
tablespoon butter
1
tablespoon flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk

 

 

Medium Sauce

 

2 to 3
tablespoon butter
2 to 3
tablespoon flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk

 

 

 

Thick Sauce

 

4
tablespoon butter
4
tablespoon flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk

 

 

 

Melt the butter over low heat in a heavy saucepan.  Blend in flour and seasonings.  Cook over low heat, stirring, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.  Remove from heat.  Stir in milk.    Return to heat.  Bring to boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Cook until thickened.  For best flavor, cook 10 minutes.

 

For cheese sauce, add 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard with the seasonings.  Blend in 1/2 cup grated cheese.  Stir until cheese is melted.

 

For mushroom sauce, sauce 1 cup sliced mushrooms and 1 teaspoon grated onion in the butter for 5 minutes before adding flour.