Béchamel Sauce


Béchamel Sauce
 
Serves 1 cup (Scale up in direct proportion)
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Recipe type: sauces
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1¼ cups milk, heated
  • Salt Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the paste cooks and bubbles a bit, but don’t let it brown — about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the hot milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens.
  4. Bring it to a
  5. boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, lower the heat, and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Remove from the heat.
  7. To cool this sauce for later use, cover it with wax paper or pour a film of milk over it to prevent a skin from forming.

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