Basic white sauce (Béchamel)


White sauce ingredients

White sauce ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml milk (or half milk half water)
  • a few grates of nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the flour and stir quickly with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  3. Add add a little of the milk and beat until smooth.
  4. Continue in this way until all the milk is added.
  5. Bring to a very low simmer and cook for around 15 minutes, stirring frequently to stop the sauce catching on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg
White sauce (béchamel)

White sauce (béchamel)

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