Greetings Ninjas in Training!
I hope you all are having a fabulous summer. It is ten million degrees where I live, which may or may not explain/excuse this post title. The sauce recipe I’m going to share is not particularly saucy – in fact, it’s a nice basic recipe that can be adapted for millions of different dishes.
Everything’s in the millions today, I guess.
(For you Orphan Black fans out there, you have no idea how hard it was for me to not use a gif of Alison and Donnie rolling in their soap money. I had to think of the children.)
Anyways, without further ado, a recipe for sauce!
Actually, just kidding. Quick announcement: I am working on restructuring the recipes page, so it may look derpy for a little while. I will be publishing all the recipes as individual posts, which should be much easier to use than a giant page.
Ok, NOW the recipe.
Courtesy of Lemon Ninja’s Mommy
White sauce is used in a variety of dishes and is the base for many sauces. Here is our dairy free/citric acid free version for a basic medium white sauce, with adjustments for other thicknesses.
Organic rice milk (read label for citric acid)
Organic expeller pressed Canola oil or lard
Time Required: 15 minutes
- In a small, heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of canola or lard over medium low heat.
- Blend 2 tablespoons of spelt flour into the melted oil.
- Cook over low heat, stirring, until it just begins to bubble. You don’t want to overwork the spelt flour, its fragile gluten breaks down easily.
- Slowly add 1 cup of rice milk, stirring constantly. I like to use a flat whisk to stir this.
- Continue cooking slowly until smooth and thickened.
Notes: For thin white sauce, follow instructions using 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon flour. Thin white sauce is often used for cream soups. For thick white sauce, follow instructions using 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons flour. Thick white sauce is for things like soufflés. For heavy white sauce, follow instructions using 4 tablespoons oil and 4 tablespoons flour. Heavy white sauce is used to make croquettes or croquetas.
That’s all for now, ninjalings. Until next time, when life gives you lemons, RUN!
The Lemon Ninja