Saturday, December 10, 2016

5 mother Sauces:Bechamel Sauce

The following post are to help Young People in the kitchen. They seem to love cheese and will eat almost anything covered in it. At our house, I've back off purposely to allow them to gain confidence in the kitchen and maybe even make light some of my work :)

My son who's a young person, says his favorite sauces are ketchup, mayonnaise, tartar, bar b-Q and Tariyaki.  All though those are great sauces along with Hot sauce.  I know for a fact that he love cheese and macaroni and cheese especially. So I will start with our favorite cheese sauce, Mornay.

There are five mother sauces Bechamel, Espagnole, Tomato, Hallendaise, Veloute' and Demi Glaze
They are called Mother sauces because all the Sauces we use are started from one of these sauces. Today I'm posting the Bechamel it is relatively easy to make and double because the formula is equal parts butter and flour and milk. Read and follow the recipe below and enjoy.

Fondu is fun and easy to make. I have a fondu that holds about 2 cups, but with a few safety considerations a small sauce pot can be used. We use ours to melt chocolate, cheese and other delicious sauces. All it take is to put a few ingredients in the pot and let it melt. Gather a few ingredients to dip depending on if the fondu is savory or sweet. Today I'll post an easy savory cheese fondu, which starts out as a Bechamel sauce, but once the cheese is added it is Mornay sauce.

Three Cheese sauce
I Love how Bechamel becomes Mornay:D  It's easy and cheesy. 
what can you use this for? 
·      Fondu lay out veggies, Croutons, apple slices you get the idea!
·      Take out my veggie chips and use as a dip
·      spread on crackers
·      Spread or pour over tortilla fillings or have in tortillas on it's own.
·      Fondu bacon

Stir 3 Tblsp. flour into 3 Tblsp. melted butter and cook stirring constantly for 2 min. Gradually pour in 1 c. heavy cream until smooth, then wisk in 2 c, milk. Simmer gently until sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 5 min. Remove from the eat and whisk in 2 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar and 1/4 c. grated paresan cheese until melted smooth. season with salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Non-dairy or Vegan Cooks

You can switch out the milk for other non-dairy milk like soy milk or almond milk. Switch the butter out for vegan butter or spread or a good olive or coconut oil. 
Or Try The Organic Authority and check out the 
3 ingredient mac and cheese

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