WHITE SAUCE FOR FRUIT CAKE (Maureen's)

In a saucepan, mix 1/2 c. sugar with 1-3 T. corn starch (depending on how thick you want the sauce). Add 1 c. hot water and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to thicken (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and add 2 T. butter, 1 t. vanilla extract and 1 t. any extract (rum, brandy or favorite flavor). Pour, while still warm, over fruitcake, plum pudding or bread pudding.

White Sauce recipe is published in our May, 2004 Menu Minder.