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Basic Vegetarian "Cheese" Sauce

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Introduction

Otherwise known as White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce. Includes great method of thickening for all white sauces!

Otherwise known as White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce. Includes great method of thickening for all white sauces!

Ingredients

Serves: -

Metric Cups
  • 1 vegan butter
  • 1 soya milk
  • 1 salt
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 yeast flakes (for variation)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (for variation)
  • 1 capers (for variation)
  • 1 vegan butter
  • 1 soya milk
  • 1 salt
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 yeast flakes (for variation)
  • 1 vegetable broth cube (for variation)
  • 1 capers (for variation)

Method

Basic Vegetarian "Cheese" Sauce is a community recipe submitted by Vegelicious and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Melt a quantity of butter (depending on how much sauce you require. The more butter, the more sauce you will create).
  • Once melted, add equal amount of plain flour and stir rapidly with fork until mixed.
  • Let bubble on low to medium heat for 1 minute (must watch for the whole minute) stir if necessary.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add a small amount of milk and stir until the milk combines with the flour/butter mixture. Season.
  • Add another, slightly larger amount of milk and repeat. Add another amount of liquid once preceding amount has been combined.
  • Keep doing this until you have your desired consistency.
  • There is no need to return the pan to the heat. Adding the milk in this way - the sauce thickens all on its own.
  • Melt a quantity of butter (depending on how much sauce you require. The more butter, the more sauce you will create).
  • Once melted, add equal amount of plain flour and stir rapidly with fork until mixed.
  • Let bubble on low to medium heat for 1 minute (must watch for the whole minute) stir if necessary.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add a small amount of milk and stir until the milk combines with the flour/butter mixture. Season.
  • Add another, slightly larger amount of milk and repeat. Add another amount of liquid once preceding amount has been combined.
  • Keep doing this until you have your desired consistency.
  • There is no need to return the pan to the heat. Adding the milk in this way - the sauce thickens all on its own.
  • Additional Information

    For luxurious and tasty alternatives: At the adding flour stage, add some nutritional yeast flakes. These create an even cheesier taste. When adding milk, you can dissolve a stock cube in some boiling water and make up a half and half liquid mixture. Add capers and a little of their salty juice in the liquid stage.

    For luxurious and tasty alternatives: At the adding flour stage, add some nutritional yeast flakes. These create an even cheesier taste. When adding milk, you can dissolve a stock cube in some boiling water and make up a half and half liquid mixture. Add capers and a little of their salty juice in the liquid stage.

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    • Can you give the measures for this recipe? Thank you!

      Posted by Chulme on 26th November 2015
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