White sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes approximately

    550 ml

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Sauces: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1999

  • About

Create a variety of sauces by adding flavours to this basic sauce, pictured here with broccoli and cauliflower. See step-by-step instructions to accompany this recipe.


  • 30 g (1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 30 g (1


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-based pan over low-medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for 1–2 minutes without allowing it to colour, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add the milk, whisking to avoid lumps. Return to medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 3–4 minutes, or