Hot butter, 2 tablespoons,

Flour, or arrowroot, 2 tablespoons,

Salt, 1 teaspoon,

Nutmeg, a dash,

Cayenne, a dash,

Hot stock, 1 cup,

Hot cream, 1/2 cup,

Egg, 1 yolk,

Lemon-juice, 1 tablespoon.

Cook the butter and flour together until smooth, and then add the seasoning. Then gradually add the hot stock and the cream. When boiling add the egg and the lemon-juice.

This is a good sauce for meats, poultry, and vegetables.