Martha teaches the classic sauces everyone should know how to make: hollandaise, béchamel, beurre blanc and marinara. Each of these easy, adaptable recipes offers a culinary lesson in flavor-building techniques, so viewers can learn to create other sauces in the same family. Martha begins with two different methods for preparing hollandaise sauce, a delicious accompaniment to steamed asparagus and eggs Benedict. A creamy béchamel sauce becomes the basis for a grown-up take on macaroni and cheese. Martha serves the French sauce beurre blanc over steamed lobsters. Finally, she prepares a quick, fresh-tasting, better-than-anything-from-a-jar marinara sauce using only four ingredients.
The key to creamy, crowd-pleasing mac and cheese is Mornay sauce – a variation on basic béchamel. Martha Stewart makes this macaroni and cheese recipe on the “Sauces” episode of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.”
Adapted from “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” cookbook (2008)
This macaroni and cheese recipe appears in the “Sauces” episode of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.” Visit the episode guide to watch a preview and get a cooking tip.
Yield: 8 servings