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.)
Froothie White Sauce
A thick and creamy white sauce made in a blender.
- 1pt milk
- 60g butter
- 60g plain flour
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!
DetailsPrep 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: