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½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup cold butter

2 cups powdered dry milk

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until it is crumbly and butter is about the size of small peas. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator several weeks or freezer for up to four months.

To use mix and make a sauce: For most uses, combine 1/2 cup Magic Mix with 1 cup of liquid — milk, broth, wine. Cook together over medium heat, whisking constantly.

For a gravy, use 1/3 cup Magic Mix with 1 cup liquid; for thick cheese sauce use 1 cup Magic Mix with 1 cup liquid and 1 cup cheese.

Season with salt and spices as desired.

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