Friday, November 2, 2012

Bechamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce
(Also known as Basic White Sauce)
(4 cups)


8 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
8 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. White Pepper
4 cups Milk (your choice)
Grated Nutmeg (optional)


In a 3 qt. sauce pan over medium heat melt butter.  Whisk in the flour and cook for about 2 minutes.  This is to cook out the flour taste.  Add the salt, pepper and milk as you continue to whisk until mixture starts to boil.  It should be thickening at this point.  Continue cooking for one minute and then remove from heat.  The nutmeg can be added after removing from the heat.  Just whisk it into mixture.

Note:               It is easy to cut this recipe by 4 to make just one cup of sauce.  From there you can make any amount of sauce needed for a recipe or dish.

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