Basic White Sauce (balsamella)


Basic White Sauce (balsamella)
 
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Recipe type: sauce
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • White pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Do not brown.
  3. Add the flour and salt.
  4. Stir and blend well.
  5. Add the milk slowly in a steady stream.
  6. Stir with whisk.
  7. Cook and stir over medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens.
  8. Add white pepper to taste.
  9. Remove from heat and cool slightly before smearing it on the pizza crust.
  10. Variations
  11. -Fold grated Parmesan or Romano cheese into the sauce while it is hot, and blend.
  12. -Fold Asiago or Fontina cheese into the sauce while it is hot, and blend.
  13. -Make a basil-white sauce by adding a chiffonade of fresh basil to the sauce (let the sauce cool a bit before you add the basil).

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