Bechamel Sauce

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READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 2 1/4 Cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan.
  • Remove from heat and add the flour, stirring briskly so that it is absorbed by the butter and forms a smooth paste.
  • Add a little of the milk and stir in well, there is no need to put the pan back on the heat as it will be hot enough to start cooking the bechamel sauce.
  • Continue adding a little more milk, gradually blending it with the flour and butter, until you begin to obtain a smooth, even consistency.
  • Then return the pan to very low heat and gradually add the rest of the milk, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.
  • Stir gently for a first 2-3 minutes to cook the flour.
  • Season with salt and pepper and a little freshly grated nutmeg.
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