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To think that whoever posted the microwave cheese sauce method deserves some sort of medal?

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AngryFeet Tue 26-Feb-13 17:10:26

Thank you! You have made my life a million times easier as my kids love cheese sauce on pasta and I ended up buying it as mine was lumpy all the time with the usual roux method. It is so simple yet so brilliant. I use this one now www.food.com/recipe/microwave-cheese-sauce-90073 but I'm sure someone has one that doesnt use US measurements.

Pure genius.

MamaMary Tue 26-Feb-13 19:36:30

It seems a lot of faff and much more time consuming - all that opening the microwave and stirring.

I just make white sauce in a saucepan. It's dead easy.

<shrugs>

The other thing I don't get on MN is the frozen onions that everyone raves about. What's so hard about chopping an onion? confused

Fillyjonk75 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:36:41

Yes they were Happy. Completely agree Trinity.

We certainly had microwaves in school; can't remember when we got one at home but certainly in the 80s.

Fillyjonk75 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:38:10

Now, I am crap at finely chopping onions, but my Kenwood mini chopper does it in 2 seconds.

Hissy Brazil Tue 26-Feb-13 19:40:22

I'm glad it's not just me that sees that as just as much of a faff. Conventional way is foolproof tbh. Just don't give up whisking...

AndMiffyWentToSleep Tue 26-Feb-13 20:16:25

I love it too!
Definitely quicker and easier than stirring a pan constantly, waiting for it to thicken.
Thanks, whichever MNer it was who enlightened me!

Bakingnovice Tue 26-Feb-13 20:26:05

I am rubbish at any kind of white sauce. I just cannot make one. Help. Me. Please. I'll try this but know the kids will turn their nose up at it and who can blame them?! Mine tastes gross. And even though I say it myself, I am actually renowned for my cooking skills.

thereistheball Fri 22-Mar-13 02:44:42

The secret to an easy, lump-free white sauce is to use hot milk. I use the microwave for that, to save washing up two pans.

tinyshinyanddon Fri 22-Mar-13 02:56:00

At the risk of sounding boring I make Delia smiths all-in-one white sauce on the stove. Super easy and always turns out good. Can't do links but may be you can google it.

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