- 2 tablespoons shortening ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons flour 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup milk
Melt shortening, add flour, and stir until well blended; add milk and seasonings, and beat with wire whisk until smooth. For a thin Sauce, use one and one-half tablespoons flour.
Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)