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- wooden spatula (or similar stirring utensil)
- flour (all-purpose, whole wheat, a blend, or similar)
- Simply slowly whisk the flour over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes (depending on amount of flour and heat) until the flour aroma becomes aromatic. This is for a 'light roux'. You can heat longer for darker roux.
Why Roux FlourThe main reason I make roux flour is because it adds that familiar flavor to certain sauces and gravies without the extra fat that comes with traditional roux.
Storing Roux FlourI store roux flour in a a mason jar in the freezer indefinitely.
Gluten Free OptionI’ve not tried this, but I expect that one could make a gluten-free roux flour by using the same strategy with white or brown rice flour or gluten-free flour blends!
To Whisk or Not To Whisk?
You can also make toasted sesame flour to replace roasted tahini with this same method! It works beautifully!! This is exactly how I make the best full-bodied, flavor-filled, low-fat, light hummus on perhaps the entire planet.