This is a simple cheddar cheese sauce with a bit of kick due to the addition of an optional small amount of hot sauce. It is a nice addition to steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower.
I made the sauce and modified it with the addition of white wine and an extra 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese. The sauce is so simple to make and so easy to modify that you can use it as is or make your own changes.
2 tbsp. of butter
2 tbsp. of flour
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay wine
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 tsp. of white pepper
1/2 tsp. of Texas Pete's® Hot Sauce (optional)
1 1/4 cups of grated extra sharp white cheddar cheese
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Whisk the flour into the butter until smooth.
Pour the milk and cream into the butter mixture, plus the salt and white pepper, and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Add the (optional) Texas Pete's® Hot Sauce.
Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
Add the wine and stir until well mixed.
Add the cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
Pour the sauce generously over the steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower.