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Simple buffalo wing sauce



200ml vinegary hot sauce such as Tabasco, or make your own

50g unsalted butter

half a tablespoon of sugar

a teaspoon of flour

half to one tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Gently heat the chilli sauce in a small saucepan with the butter until it comes to the boil. Stir in the sugar and half a tablespoon of vinegar.


Sieve the flour into the lightly bubbling mixture and whisk out any lumps. Keep an eye on the flame and allow the sauce to simmer gently as it reduces, whisking occasionally to stop any sticking.


When the sauce will coat the back of a spoon have a taste and add more vinegar and/or sugar if you would like it sweeter or more piquant. Reduce again until you have a nice consistency without it being too thick.


Serve warm as a dip or drizzle over cooked meat, fish, grilled vegetables. Anything that takes your fancy really!


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