Basic white sauce

PennyBy Penny  

April 12, 2015

this is your sauce for lasagne,add cheese , parsley or veg


1oz butter

1 oz plain flour

1/2pt milk

Bay leaf

Salt and pepper

English mustard ( optional but needed in a cheese sauce )


1In a saucepan or microwave gently heat the milk( put the bay leaf to infuse in the milk)

2Put the butter into another saucepan and melt over a gentle heat

3Add in the flour and stir, allow the mix to cook out until it has gone a straw like colour

4Gradually add in the warm milk , whisking between each addition

5add the salt and pepper and mustard if using

6Keep stirring until the mixture has thickened

7This may seem that it will never happen but just keep stirring

8Now add in your cheese or parsley if using

9Or omit the above step and use on your lasagne

10Just double the quantity to make more . This sauce freezes well