Basic Roux - Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

Basic Roux

This is a classic thickener for soups, sauces and gravies. You can make it into any of the three classic forms – light, medium, or dark – simply by increasing the cooking time. This […]

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12 Servings
5 Minutes Prep
10 Minutes Cook

This is a classic thickener for soups, sauces and gravies. You can make it into any of the three classic forms – light, medium, or dark – simply by increasing the cooking time. This recipe makes enough for about 3-4 quarts of gravy  or about 3-4 gallons of soup.  Make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, for convenience – it has a very long shelf life, especially if you are using our dairy free variation. Full recipe is below our video!

 

 

Ingredients

8oz (227g) butter or dairy free margarine

8 oz (224g) Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

Instructions

Melt the butter or dairy free margarrine over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Add the flour all at once, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

Continue to cook until the desired color is achieved:

For light roux (appropriate for poultry or fish based recipes) : Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously, or until a light golden blond color is achieved.

For medium roux (appropriate for most recipes) : Cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring continuously, or until a tan/light brown color is achieved.

For dark roux (appropriate for dark sauces or beef based recipes): Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring continuously, or until a rich mahogany color is achieved.

Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to three weeks.

To use: add roughly 2 tbsp per quart of hot stock and whisk until smooth. Use more or less to taste.

2 Responses

  1. Margaret

    I was very happy to see this video on line today. I have tried to make roux on my own but didn’t really know what I was doing. Based on the video, I was doing it all wrong! So now I will try again and this time I know it will be successful! Thank you for creating the video and including your dad. How special he must be to you!

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