Saturday, August 20, 2011

White Wine sauce...

This is a basic and easy white wine sauce.  It takes time and you have to be able to check on it and stir it. Make sure it doesn't boil constantly. If it starts to boil turn the burner off for 10 mins then turn it back on...You dont want it to boil! White sauces are best slow cooked on low :) 

You can adjust it to your liking by adding more half and half or more wine if you prefer. It's a sauce I use as a base and then go from there with extra flavoring.


One carton (1 quart) of Half and Half
One half bottle of white wine (I use pinot grigio)
6 tbs butter
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 tbs flour


I mix all ingredients and let cook in a double sauce pot. I cook on low for 3 hrs. You can put it in a small crock pot or on the stove top directly but it boils too fast even on low.  Make sure to stir often. You can add more wine if needed or more butter if you want it to not be so creamy. 

Things I add to it usually are garlic powder or fresh sauteed garlic....roasted garlic, pesto, mushrooms, fresh parsley and other things. I have added cheeses to it to make an alfredo but that you really need to use a crock pot because of all the cheeses and it can't boil!