Making a roux – a very handy thickening agent!
This shows all you need to know about making a roux, a basic white roux. This roux recipe is simple to make. Making a roux creates a thickening agent for use in sauces – just equal parts of melted butter/margarine and plain flour.
- Before making a roux, prepare equal measures of butter/margarine and flour by weight
- Melt the butter in a heavy-based pan.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and mix together over a medium heat until the roux mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to cook the flour.
Recipes that use a roux
The following recipes require a roux to be made. Why not give them a go?