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Roux

2014-08-27

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

An essential technique for thickening a sauce, everyone should know this!

Ingredients

  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams flour

Method

Step 1

Melt the butter, add the flour and cook gently for five minutes, taking care that the mixture does not colour.

Step 2

Allow to cool and refrigerate. This will last for a few days if kept covered and can then be added into sauces to thicken them.

Step 3

The roux must be stirred into a hot sauce, otherwise it is likely to form lumps.

 

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