Melt the butter over low heat and blend in the flour. Add the milk gradually and stir until thick and smooth. Add the cream and simmer for 5 minutes to cook the flour. Season with the salt and pepper. This basic sauce, used in a great many dishes, can be doubled or halved as needed.
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