Learn how to make cheese sauce with this easy recipe. Great for cauliflower cheese, fish pies and pasta.
25g/1oz plain flour
400–500ml/14–18fl oz milk
80g/3oz cheese, grated (e.g. mature cheddar, gruyère)
salt and white pepper
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Stir in the flour and cook for 1–2 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and gradually stir in the milk to get a smooth sauce. Return to the heat and, stirring all the time, bring to the boil.
Simmer gently for 8–10 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and allow to melt. Don’t re-boil the sauce or it will become stringy.
Source: BBC FOODS