A versatile recipe for white sauce (bechamel)using canned milk, is useful as a base for making cheese sauceor macaroni and cheese from scratch.
Recipe: White Sauce withVariations
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® EvaporatedMilk
3/4 cup water
Makes 3 cups.
Herb Sauce:Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlicto butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flourmixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.
Cheese Sauce:Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purposeflour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminatethe salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded orcubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2cups.
Cheddar Cheese Sauce: Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter andall-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup.Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheeseuntil melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
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