Cheese sauce – No 74


Cheese sauce you say? Hang on, you are a vegan aren’t you? Well yes I am… BUT occasionally, I’ll use a dairy free cheese, as my cheese ration, just so I can make some recipes. This week I bought some dairy free cheese and vegan sausage for my cheese and meat instead of extra split peas, lentils and nuts…

Cheese sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of flour (2 dessert spoons in US and Canada)
  • 2 oz grated cheese
  • A little dry mustard
  • Teacup of milk (I use a dairy free alternative like Hemp milk)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • teaspoon of margarine or butter

Method

    1. Blend flour and mustard with a little milk until smooth, add rest of milk
    2. Bring to the boil adding a teaspoon of margarine or butter as the milk becomes warm, and gently cook, stirring constantly, for a minute until the sauce thickens
    3. Add grated cheese and seasoning and stir over a gentle heat until fully melted

Serves 2-4

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8 thoughts on “Cheese sauce – No 74

  1. I just noticed that your recent recipes don’t show up on the “100 Wartime Recipes” page– it ends with Quick Vegetable Soup, but you’ve posted quite a few recipes since then.

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    • Hi Melissa- yes I need to update that page don’t I!! 😉 I’m up to having cooked 77 recipes or something now 🙂 C xxxxx

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  3. Hi Carolyn. I remember reading that you were looking for Ministry of Food vegan diet ration information (wow, that’s a mouthful) a while ago, and it came to mind again today when I was flicking through online editions of old “The Vegan” newsletters. In edition no.4 (published in June 1945) there is correspondence between Donald Watson and the Ministry of Food regarding vegan specific rations. It looks like vegans weren’t actually granted anything in place of the animal-based items on the vegetarian diet, despite requests they be granted additional fats and additional Points (for tinned beans and dried lentils). I’m not sure if your research already led you to this information, but just in case it hadn’t, I thought I’d share.

    I’m a longtime reader, and brand new commenter. Your journey is such an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it, as well as all the delightful recipes!

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    • Thanks so much!!!!

      Can you believe that you were able to help me out more than the Vegan society!!!

      I see that vegans could get the vegetarian ration but that wouldn’t have been much help because they would have got extra cheese however I am pretty sure they could have bartered their cheese or meat with someone for lentils or split peas etc

      That’s as far as my research went..I spent hours searching on the internet and when the vegan society couldn’t help I gave up!!

      Thanks for sharing that with me xxxxxxxx

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  4. OOO you stole my moms’ cheese sauce!! lol And mine. This is the one my mother used for EVERYTHING. and of course now me. I am 66 so it has been in use for a looonnng time. A good basic recipe.
    Great site.

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