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Lesson Overview

Butter sauce is also called a beurre blanc sauce (“white butter”) or sauce blanc. It is a classic French butter sauce that is often served at fancy restaurants. It is considered by some to be a bit more challenging sauce because it has a tendency to split.

Beurre blanc or butter sauce goes we…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the main components of a butter sauce or beurre blanc
  • make a butter sauce or beurre blanc sauce
  • understand how to properly hold and serve a butter sauce or beurre blanc
  • know how to fix a split a butter sauce or beurre blanc sauce
  • know how to vary a butter sauce or beurre blanc to create a variety of different sauces

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Make a Butter Sauce 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. French Butter Sauce Components 2 mins
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4. Making a French Butter Sauce 8 mins
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5. Serving & Holding Butter Sauces 2 mins
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6. Fixing a Split Butter Sauce 2 mins
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7. Variations of Butter Sauces 4 mins
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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9. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 22 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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Default profile "This is a great sauce demystified by this lesson. What sounds complex is really quite straightforward" ★★★★★
Default profile "This is the first sauce I ever made, and it was perfect! My friend said it reminded him of the butter sauce he has with the fresh fish he eats when he visits Cape Cod. Now THAT's a compliment and a testament to the excellence of this lesson and Rouxbe's cooking school :-)" ★★★★★
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Default profile "I look forward to preparing and finding creative ways to put my own touch on and enhance what I make." ★★★★★
Default profile "Completely demystified making butter sauce for me in a sweet and concise manner!" ★★★★★
Default profile "i think it was helpful because i learned something new and it will help because when i practice at mitt i will know what to do which is very important. thank you." ★★★
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7 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make a Butter Sauce
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: French Butter Sauce Components
Task 4: Making a French Butter Sauce
Task 5: Serving & Holding Butter Sauces
Task 6: Fixing a Split Butter Sauce
Task 7: Variations of Butter Sauces
Task 8: Practice Activities & Recipes

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