This section is from the book "Miss Leslie's Complete Cookery", by Miss Leslie. Also available from Amazon: Miss Leslie's Complete Cookery.
Put a lump of butter into a frying-pan, and toss it round over the fire till it becomes brown. Then dredge some browned flour over it, and stir it round with a spoon till it boils. It must be made quite smooth.
You may make this into a plain sauce for fish by adding cayenne and some flavoured vinegar.
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