Thursday, 14 March 2013

Who Is Your Source of Power?

 It's Delia Smith's time! Gosh, Delia Smith is really good. Look at all her fool proof and easy to follow recipes at Cook like A Star link. This time I choose to share her All-In-One White Sauce. This All-In-One sauce is a béchamel sauce. It is also an ingredient in some lasagne recipes and is considered one of the mother sauces of French cuisine. It is a base for Mornay sauce (with cheese) too.
The white sauce is basically a roux made of butter and flour cooked in milk. According to Delia, the golden rule here is to use cold milk, and if you want to infuse the milk, pour it into a bowl and let get completely cold before you begin. For this sauce, I reduced the sauce recipe to one third and infused the milk with thyme and parsley by simmering for 10 mins and leaving overnight to chill in the fridge.  I used this sauce for my pan fried fish. Both sauce and fish are cooked at the same time, which took about 10 minutes and lunch is rrready!  This pan fried fish goes well with boiled potatoes, but I ain't having any carbo for now.

All-In-One Sauce
How to Cook Book One Delia Smith


425ml milk - this can be infused but must be cold
20g plain flour
40g butter
salt and freshly milled black pepper


  • When you're ready to make the sauce, put the milk in a saucepan, them simply add the flour and butter and bring everything gradually up to a simmering point, whisking continuously with a balloon whisk, until the sauce has thickened and becomes smooth and glossy.

  • Then turn the heat down to its lowest possible setting and let the sauce cook very gently for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Meanwhile, taste and add seasoning.

At the same time, pan fried fish( seasoned with salt and black pepper) with a little olive oil and butter. Do not flip fish until the edges are slightly curled and browned.  Turn over and fry the other side. Once fish is done, squeeze lemon juice over the fish. Dish and serve immediately.

Who Is Your Source of Power?

Ask God  to teach you How He wants You to Pray and for What He Wants You to Pray For.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.   Matthew 21:22

"Really?" you asked. Doubt is our strongest enemy in prayer. If you have doubts about receiving in your prayer, can you still pray in faithfulness? 

This post is for Cook Like A Star blog hop event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of A Piece of Cake 



  1. That sauce looks really wonderful on that fish.

  2. Hi Lian,

    Your all-in-one sauce sounds so brilliant! It looks perfect with fish.


  3. I have to agree with you that Delia's recipes are so easy. And it's great when they don't go wrong, and we always get to enjoy the things we make using her recipe. And your quick lunch looks so good!


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