About this recipe:A rich roasted garlic white sauce made with a blend of peppercorns to give it a more exotic flavour. Toss with favourite cooked pasta and grated cheese.
1 head garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
350ml (10 fl oz) milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground mixed peppercorns
pinch of ground nutmeg
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:55min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Slice off the top third of the head of garlic so the tips of the cloves are exposed. Place in a small baking tin and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the tin. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the garlic, then cover with a lid or aluminium foil. Bake for 45 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix together the flour and milk so there are no lumps and pour into the pan with the butter. Bring to the boil and cook, stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skin and mash. Stir garlic into the sauce and season with salt, peppercorns and nutmeg.
We forgot to buy the Schwartz peppercorn sauce sachet for dinner tonight and boy am I glad!! This recipe was so simple and soooo tasty I'm glad that I found it - it uses ingredients that we always have in the cupboards & it's a recipe that I will definitely be using again!!! I used black peppercorns (I didn't have any mixed ones!), omitted the nutmeg & added a sprinkle of onion salt. Cheers Robin C!! - 28 Jun 2011