Saturday, 19 July 2014

Froothie White Sauce

Those of you that have read some of my previous posts will know that I am in love with my recently purchased Optimum 9400 high-speed blender.

One of the things I love about this blender is how versatile it is! I've already used it to make Coolers, Nut Milks and Curds but with this recipe I wanted to push it even further. You see, this blender's blades spin SO fast that the friction caused actually heats the mixture. This makes it a great gadget for making soups from scratch etc. but I wondered what else this feature could be used for...

I love white sauce (also known as béchamel sauce), but I hate the faff of making it. Either making a roux and then adding the milk bit by bit or just chucking it all in and stirring, there is a significant problem for me; you have to watch it like a hawk and stir it constantly. So, when I heard about the Optimum 9400's ability to heat and stir, I wondered if it could create a nice white sauce. I couldn't find any recipes or experience online, so I decided to just give it a go anyway. I'm glad I did because the sauce was PERFECT.


It was thick, creamy and smooth; not a lump of flour in sight.


White sauce is so versatile. Just add a handful of cheese after thickening to turn it into a cheese sauce. Use stock in place of milk and it's a valouté. A quarter of an onion added at the beginning turns it into an onion sauce, whilst a spoon of mustard at the end gives you a creamy mustard sauce. The possibilities are (nearly) endless!

So, here's how I made it... I'm sorry, but this recipe will really only work if you have a high speed blender that will heat up whilst mixing. (Just call this one more reason why you NEED one of these.)

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Froothie White Sauce
A thick and creamy white sauce made in a blender.
Ingredients
  • 1pt milk
  • 60g butter
  • 60g plain flour
Instructions
1. Cut the butter into cubes then place all ingredients into the blender. Switch on to full power.2. After around 3 minutes, stop the blender and scrape any stray flower from around the sides.3. Blend, again on high, for a further 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is thick, creamy and piping hot.4. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Just over 1pt

I used this white sauce to make a delicious cauliflower cheese tart. It was gorgeous!


For more sauce ideas, check out my pinterest board below:



8 comments:

  1. I am definitely trying this. What a fab idea Kevin! It usually takes me ages to make a vegan cheese sauce for Graham and a cheesy one for me and Cooper.

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    1. Now you'll have those sauces whizzed up in no time!

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  2. I am so delighted to have found your fabulous blog thanks to Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes. Off to explore and be inspired. I've lost my cooking and experimental mojo, and am looking for inspiration to get kick started again and I know I will be inspired here for sure.

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    1. Such kind words, Shaheen! You are making me blush. :)

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  3. What a fantastic idea! I made a really lovely dinner the other day with a white sauce base I want to blog - I am going to try making the sauce with my Froothie. Fab idea!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I don't think I will ever make a white sauce another way again!

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  4. I am going to try this out too, thanks for making this recipe such an invaluable way to create a sauce. I will let you know how I get on and would love to link to you when I do!

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    1. Sounds great! Look forward to seeing how you get on :)

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