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Basic white sauce


A need to know basic for many other sauces

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  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 pint milk


Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 1mins
Cooking time 3mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Mix the 2 tbsp cornflour with a little of the milk until dissolved, add to the rest of the milk and mix.

Step 2

Place mix in a microwaveable container (uncovered or it will overflow) and microwave for 3 minutes. The mixture has to boil to thicken.

Step 3

Stir mixture to get rid of any lumps, if mixture needs any extra corn flour to thicken, add now and microwave for another minute.


If you need to add extra cornflour, always dissolve it in a little cold water or milk. If you add it straight to the mix it will not thicken and just go lumpy.

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