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Julia Child’s Brown Sauce

2017-07-31
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  • Author : François (FX)
  • Category: Recipe
  • Posted on: Monday July 31, 2017
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A beautiful sauce that Julia claimed was one of the best savory sauces 

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About this recipe

A brown sauce that Julia uses for several dishes (see HERE to check out some recipes)

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This sauce starts with a roux and a long time of simmering with a stock

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Julia Child, we owe you respect

This is a recipe of Julia Child. I have a great respect for Julia, for the dedication to French Cuisine and her huge work to assemble the French recipes and techniques in her book

She acquired her knowledge while living in Paris and studying at the Cordon Bleu de Paris



Julia spent many years in Paris and discovered the French food, and while attending the Cordon Bleu, learned about French cuisine techniques.

When she moved back to the United States, Julia Child published her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1", a masterpiece that is still a best seller that you still can find nowadays in all bookstores in the states. What an impressive undertaking !

To purchase online, see HERE
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In fact, the book was written with two French ladies, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

These three ladies met in Paris and started an informal school "L'école des trois gourmandes" (The School of the Three Food Lovers). Whenever Julia appeared on television, she kept the same name on a sticker on her chest.

After writing her book, Julia appeared on American television in a series called "The French Chef"
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I learned about Julia Child quite late : While living in Pasadena, I followed a couple classes at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, and the teachers mentioned Julia and her book (see HERE). Call it a Coincidence: Julia lived in Pasadena and studied at the Cordon Bleu (but the one in Paris)

I learned about Julia Child quite late : While I was studying classes at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, my teachers mentioned Julia and her book. Coincidence: Julia lived in Pasadena and studied at the Cordon Bleu (but that in Paris). Here's a photo of my mug with that house:

This house is not a museum but a private house
House of Julia Child
625 Magnolia Avenue
Pasadena, California
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Julia in Paris

And when I visited Paris, (see HERE), I had to walk by the place she had been living in Paris...
House of Julia in Paris
81, rue de l'Université
75007 Paris
France
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Le Film "Julie et Julia"

You probably saw the movie about Julia Child "Julie and Julia", starring Meryl Streep et Amy Adams

To purchase online, see HERE

The movie shows Julia's life, including her days at the Cordon Bleu Paris

The movie tells the story when Meryl Streep (Julia Child) lives in Paris and then in the States
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The house of Julia, in the movie, is not 'rue de l'université' as I told you earlier, the movie location was a bit further, and of course I had to see it as well, as I enjoyed very much the movie !
House of Julia (movie)
10, Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
France
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There are other film locations to discover while in Paris : This article talks about those places

Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1" is a must-have...

To purchase online, see HERE

I initially thought the book would not be very useful, to be honest. However I changed my mind : it is very useful ! Julia captured the traditional recipes, and this information is important to us, food lovers
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The recipe is on page 67

 

Recipes using Brown Sauce

Julia Child’s Sautéed Mushrooms in Madeira Sauce

All the recipes using Brown Sauce are HERE



 

Modifications to the original recipe

  • I use 3 Tablespoons or 40 g of

    Butter

    instead of 6 tablespoons


 

Ingredients

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For 700 g (1 ½lbs ) of stock

 
⅓ Cup Carrots (45 grams)

⅓ Cup Onions (45 grams)

⅓ Cup Celery (45 grams)

3 Tablespoons Diced Ham (28 grams)

3 Tablespoons Butter (40 grams)

¼ Cup Flour (40 grams)

6 Cups Beef Stock (1.36 kilograms). For therecipes, see HERE

2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

 Bouquet

A small quantity of Parsley

A small quantity of Thyme

1 Laurel (Bay) leaf

 

For 400 g (1 lbs 14 oz ) of stock

 
3 Tablespoons Carrots (25.7 grams)

3 Tablespoons Onions (25.7 grams)

3 Tablespoons Celery (25.7 grams)

2 Tablespoons Diced Ham (16 grams)

2 Tablespoons Butter (22.8 grams)

2 Tablespoons Flour (22.8 grams)

3 ½ Cups Beef Stock (777.1 grams). For therecipes, see HERE

1.1 tablespoons of Tomato Paste

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

 Bouquet

A small quantity of Parsley

A small quantity of Thyme

0.5 Laurel (Bay) leaf

 

For 1 kg (2 ¼ lbs ) of stock

 
½ Cup Carrots (64.2 grams)

½ Cup Onions (64.2 grams)

½ Cup Celery (64.2 grams)

¼ Cup Diced Ham (40 grams)

¼ Cup Butter (57.1 grams)

½ Cup Flour (57.1 grams)

8 ⅔ Cups Beef Stock (1.94 kilograms). For therecipes, see HERE

2.8 tablespoons of Tomato Paste

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

 Bouquet

A small quantity of Parsley

A small quantity of Thyme

1.4 Laurel (Bay) leaves

 

For 1.5 kg (3 lbs 5 oz ) of stock

 
⅔ Cup Carrots (96.4 grams)

½ Cup Onions (96.4 grams)

⅔ Cup Celery (96.4 grams)

½ Cup Diced Ham (60 grams)

⅓ Cup Butter (85.7 grams)

½ Cup Flour (85.7 grams)

13 Cups Beef Stock (2.91 kilograms). For therecipes, see HERE

4.2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

 Bouquet

A small quantity of Parsley

A small quantity of Thyme

2.1 Laurel (Bay) leaves

 

You will need...

Steps

1.  Melt the the

Butter

(3 Tablespoons or 40 g) in a heavy pan,

on medium/high heat



2. Cook the

Diced Ham

(3 Tablespoons or 28 g) and the

Carrots

(⅓ Cup or 45 g), the

Onions

(⅓ Cup or 45 g), the

Celery

(⅓ Cup or 45 g) (all minced)

on medium/high heat

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3. Cook for

10 minutes

and give it a stir frequently
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The Roux

4. Blend in the

Flour

(¼ Cup or 40 g) and stir continually for

10 minutes

(it actually took me less time to brown)

5. the

Flour

should turn golden, "nut brown", but not too dark !
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6. Here's the color you want to obtain
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7. Blend in the

Beef Stock

(6 Cups or 1.36 kg), and stir with a wire whip

● You may use

Chicken stock

or

Beef stock

from the groceries store

● or use your own

stock

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Cooking the sauce

8. Add in the

Tomato Paste

(2 tablespoons) and the bouquet: the

Parsley

, the

Thyme

, the

Laurel (Bay) leaf



9.  Cook, partially covered,

on very low heat (simmer)



10. Cook for about

2 hours

, while giving it a stir from time to time
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11. After

2 hours

, the color and the taste have developed

12. Strain, pressing juice out of vegetables

13. Correct seasoning with the

Salt

and the

Pepper

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Result

Your brown sauce is ready to use ! Congrats !

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Recipes using Brown Sauce

Julia Child’s Sautéed Mushrooms in Madeira Sauce

All the recipes using Brown Sauce are HERE



 

The result and the pix





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Recipes from the same Book!

All recipes from the book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1"

To purchase the book online, see HERE

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What to cook with...

5 spice powder

, Almond extract,

Almond paste

, Almond powder, Almonds, Avocado,

Basque sauce

, Beef,

Beef stock

,

Bordelaise sauce

,

Brown sauce

,

Buttermilk

,

Candied orange

,

Cardamom

, Carrots,

Celery

, Chicken,

Chicken liver

,

Chicken stock

, Chili pepper,

Chili powder

,

Chipotle

, Chocolate,

Chorizo

, Cilantro, Cinnamon,

Cloves

,

Coca cola

,

Cocoa Powder

,

Coconut

,

Coconut mousse

,

Coffee

,

Cognac

,

Coriander powder

,

Crème fraiche

, Cumin, Diced bacon,

Dry yeast

, Egg Whites, Egg yolks, Eggs,

Espelette pepper

,

Fennel

,

Fenugreek

,

Fermented milk

,

Fish

,

Fish stock

,

Fish stock

, Garlic,

Genoa bread

,

Gianduja

, Ginger, Glucose,

Glucose powder

, Grand marnier,

Grand marnier ice cream

, Green onion,

Ham

,

Ham hock

,

Hazelnuts

,

Hoisin sauce

, Honey,

Ice cream

,

Ice cream stabilizer

,

Icing fondant

,

Inverted sugar

,

Isomalt

,

Italian meringue

,

Ketchup

, Ladyfingers,

Lamb

,

Lard

, Laurel (bay) leaves,

Leeks

,

Lemon

,

Lemon zests

,

Lobster

,

Madeira

,

Mango

,

Masa

, Mascarpone,

Mascarpone cream

, Milk chocolate, Milk powder,

Mint

, Mushrooms,

Neutral gel

,

Nuoc mam fish stock

,

Nutmeg

,

Olive oil

,

Olives

, Onions,

Orange juice

, Orange zests, Oranges,

Palm sugar

,

Paprika

,

Parmesan cheese

, Parsley,

Pastis

,

Pastry dough

,

Pearl sugar

,

Peppers

, Pistachio paste, Pistachios,

Poached eggs

,

Pork

,

Potatoes

,

Powdered anis

,

Puff dough

,

Rabbit

,

Raisins

,

Raspberries

,

Raspberry jam

, Red wine, Rhubarb,

Rice

,

Rice vinegar

,

Rosemary

,

Rum

,

Rye flour

,

Sablée Dough

,

Saffron

,

Salmon

,

Sausage

,

Sesame oil

,

Sesame seeds

, Shallots, Shortcrust Pastry, Soy sauce,

Spinach leaves

,

Split peas

,

Strawberries

,

Sweetened condensed milk

, Thyme, Tomato paste,

Tomatoes

,

Tonka bean

,

Tuna fish

,

Turmeric

, Vanilla,

Vanilla Custard

,

Vanilla sugar

,

Vegetable shortening (crisco)

, Whipping cream,

Whiskey

, White chocolate,

White wine

,

Whole flour

,

Worcestershire sauce

,

Yeast

,

Yoghurt

,



⅓ Cup Carrots (45 g)

⅓ Cup Onions (45 g)

⅓ Cup Celery (45 g)

3 Tablespoons Diced Ham (28 g)

3 Tablespoons Butter (40 g)

¼ Cup Flour (40 g)

6 Cups Beef Stock (1.36 kg)

2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

A small quantity of Parsley

A small quantity of Thyme

1 Laurel (Bay) leaf