Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce
Recipe type: sauce
Serves: 3 ½ to 4 ½ cups
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups milk, depending on thickness desired
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy sauté pan over medium heat (do not let the butter brown).
  2. When butter starts to froth, add flour and mix well with wire whisk to make a roux.
  3. Let roux cook, stirring constantly, until golden.
  4. Add 3 cups milk all at once, stirring vigorously to avoid lumps.
  5. Bring sauce to a boil.
  6. Adjust thickness with more milk.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. The consistency of the sauce for the pizza should be close to that of yogurt: loose, spreads evenly