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Veloute Sauce

Veloute Sauce

750ml (3 cups) White Stock
45g butter
45g (3 tablespoons) plain flour
White pepper and salt

Warm the stock in a heavy-based saucepan over moderate heat.

Melt butter in another heavy-based saucepan. Stir in flour and cook about 3 minutes, until bubbly. Gradually add warmed stock, whisking constantly. Cook, uncovered, at a slow simmer 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until reduced by one-third.

Skim surface as necessary during cooking. Pour through a fine strainer. Keep hot in top of a double boiler until ready to use. Serve with grilled chicken breasts (fillets) or lightly-cooked green vegetables.

Makes about 500ml (2 cups).

Chicken Veloute Sauce: Replace white stock with chicken stock.
Fish Veloute Sauce: Replace white stock with fish stock.
Veal Veloute Sauce: Replace white stock with veal stock.

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