Posts Tagged ‘mother sauce’

Master the Classics: Béarnaise Sauce

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Hollandaise sauce is well known as one of the five mother sauces, and no self-respecting connoisseur of eggs Benedict would consider attempting to make that classic brunch staple without adorning it with that beautiful, creamy and lemony blanket. But when it comes to versatility and flavour, Béarnaise sauce, an offspring of the iconic mother sauce, may just be the upstart child that steals the show. Continue »



Know Your Sauces: Béchamel

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This is the time of year when everyone seems to be on a diet, but it also happens to be freezing outside and carrot sticks just don’t cut it. We want comfort food and one sauce that features in some delicious comfort food is béchamel. Now béchamel is not exactly low in calories, but when it is time for an indulgence, it’s nice to be able to whip up this classic sauce, enjoyed by the Medicis and the courts of Louis XIV,  in only a few minutes. Continue »