Basic Bechamel Sauce

Basic Bechamel Sauce


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About this recipe: This is a quick and easy bechamel sauce.


Serves: 8 

  • 5 tablespoons (75g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
  • 1 litre milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour until smooth. Continue stirring as the flour cooks to a light, golden, sandy color, about 7 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in milk until thickened by the roux. Bring to a gentle simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the flour has softened and not longer tastes gritty, 10 to 20 minutes, then season with salt and nutmeg.

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