Once you've mastered a simple white sauce you can throw in extra ingredients to add flavour, like cheese. Parmesan, gruyere and comte are just a few of the cheeses that can be stirred into a finished white sauce until melted to add a rich creamy finish or a whack of umami to your favourite dish.
Now you've mastered white sauce, try turning it into a real favourite, macaroni cheese. Here's the delicous recipe you need - topped off with crispy breadcrumbs.
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Believe it or not, it is possible to make a vegan white sauce subsituting olive oil and soya milk for butter and dairy milk with some surprisingly good results.
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