Can I make cheese sauce with corn flour (instead of normal plain flour)?

(8 Posts)
JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 24-Jun-12 18:20:17

Making cauliflower cheese later and was wondering if I can use corn flour instead. Does it make a roux in the same way as plain flour?


Westcountrylovescheese Sun 24-Jun-12 18:26:00

Absolutely. Use less and mix with cold water separately... actually I thought a roux was generally made with corn flour not plain...

FoofFighter Sun 24-Jun-12 18:27:06

I usually do it with cornflour, prefer it. Read the packet for the measurements of how much liquid it'll thicken and away you go smile

GiveTheAnarchistACigarette Sun 24-Jun-12 18:27:18

I nearly always use cornflour. Just add your cornflour to enough milk to make a smooth paste, heat your milk (with whatever seasoning you usually use) until nearly boiling, whisk in cornflour/milk mix and bring to boil. Add cheese.

FoofFighter Sun 24-Jun-12 18:27:50

To clarify, I don't make a roux, just the milk and the cornflour then cheese or whatever. I don't add butter, no need to.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 24-Jun-12 18:44:50

Ahh helpful, thank-you.

Does it taste as good?

sharklet Sun 24-Jun-12 18:51:00

I always do it with cornflour. I never use butter though either, no need.

Westcountrylovescheese Sun 24-Jun-12 18:56:25

It should taste the same...

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