Basic white sauce and variations

Basic white sauce and variations

While this white sauce is basic, it will add extra calcium, protein and fat to your baby’s diet. It can be added to a variety of vegetables in pureed, mashed or whole foods.

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup prepared Karicare Follow-On formula or Toddler milk, or standard milk (or use ½ cup milk plus ½ cup water from boiling vegetables)

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon on a moderate heat for a few minutes.

Gradually stir in the milk or formula (or milk plus vegetable cooking water). Cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

Variation: Cheese sauce

¼ – ½ cup grated, tasty cheese

Once thickened, remove sauce from heat and stir in grated tasty cheese.

Carrot and parsnip in cheese sauce

Suitable from 8 months

½ small parsnip

½ small carrot

  • Peel then grate the vegetables. Put in a saucepan, add 2 cups of water, cover and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes until tender.
  • Drain, reserving liquid.
  • Make the BASIC WHITE SAUCE as above, using ½ cup of vegetable cooking water and ½ cup milk. Add ¼ cup grated cheese.
  • For baby, put ½ cup of the drained carrot and parsnip into a small dish and sitr in 4 tablespoons of the Cheese sauce. Serve warm.

Cover and refrigerate left-overs and use the next day for baby. Or serve remaining vegetable in sauce with other vegetables, or add to soup for older children or adults.

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