Homemade White Sauce

Homemade White Sauce

I remember the way to make this sauce with a song: 30, 30, 3 cups The stock helps to add a little more flavour to this foolproof recipe!

Ingredients: 2 cups

All-purpose flour
30 g
30 g
3 cups
Soup stock cube


1. Add all of the ingredients into a pan.
2. Mix vigorously over high heat with a whisk until no longer lumpy.
3. Once the lumps have gone, turn down heat to medium, grab a spatula and mix from the bottom of the pan. Once the flour has warmed up, the mixture will start to thicken and bubble a little.
4. If you can start to see the bottom of the pan whilst stirring, then the mixture is thick enough and ready to use. This should take about 6-7 minutes.
5. Once you are used to making white sauce, you can mix Step 3 over medium-high heat. This will save time and it's what I always do.
6. I used this sauce to make a macaroni and shrimp au gratin and put it in my lunchbox.
7. I also used it to make a hamburger doria packed lunch Add some rice to a dish, cover with a burger patty and meat sauce, then add the white sauce, cover in cheddar cheese and bake in the oven!

Story Behind this Recipe

I found this recipe in a very old children's recipe book from decades ago. I changed bits and pieces, made the amounts easier to remember and added some stock for flavor.