Basic White Sauce
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk
- white or black ground pepper
- Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour. Cook for 3 minutes, but do not brown.
- Stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken. Season with pepper.
- Add a tablespoon or two of heavy cream for a richer sauce.
- Makes 1 cup.