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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
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. French Butter Sauce Components
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4. Making a French Butter Sauce
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5. Serving & Holding Butter Sauces
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6. Fixing a Split Butter Sauce
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7. Variations of Butter Sauces
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes
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9. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

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

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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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