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Drawn Butter (Sour Sauce)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons hot cream
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper


Melt the butter in a sauce-pan; add the flour, stir to a smooth paste and add gradually, while stirring constantly, the boiling water. Boil two minutes, then add the hot cream and vinegar (if vinegar is too acid use two tablespoons each of vinegar and water), season with salt and pepper.


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Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners (1913).

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