Basic Recipes > Cornstarch/Cornflour Sauce

How to make cornstarch/cornflour sauce:
This is a very easy and quick recipe and can be adapted to many different sauces both sweet and savory. Simply add fruit, jam/jelly or chocolate for sweet sauces or cheese, parsley, bread, onion etc. for savory sauces. This method avoids the more difficult method of making a roux based white sauce.


1/8 cup (1/2 oz) cornstarch/cornflour
1/2 pint cold milk
salt and pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)

- Put the cornstarch into a heat-proof basin.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of the cold milk.
- Blend the cornstarch into the milk using a wooden spoon.
- Make sure the mixture is smooth.
- Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan and bring it to the boil.
- Pour the hot milk gradually over the cornstarch mixture, stirring all the time.
- Put the mixture into a clean pan and put onto the heat.
- Bring it to the boil whilst stirring constantly.
- Boil gently, still stirring, for about 3 minutes.
- Stir in seasoning or chosen flavoring.