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My alfredo sauce separated!

ellierhew | Nov 12, 201511:37 AM     3

Hi everyone. A good friend gave me her alfredo recipe that she used to make back when we lived together. I have been following the recipe for the past few months, but I can never seem to get it to come out properly. Sometimes it turns out fine, but other times, like last night, it goes completely wrong, and I end up with a chunky sauce that seems to have separated - I'm not sure, but possibly the butter separates? The recipe uses butter, garlic, whipping cream, milk, parmesan, parsley, cajun, and cayenne. I am careful to stir constantly and not let the milk boil and I try to add the parmesan slowly. I know it's possible, because my friend's sauce was always perfect! Where could I be going wrong? I have tried both cooking it at a medium temperature and at a low one. Also I have tried cooking it for 10 minutes or for 30 minutes. Any ideas?

As a side note, I only make one third of the actual recipe, since I am only cooking for myself. Could that be the issue?

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