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How to make béchamel sauce


How to make béchamel sauce


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DIFFICULTY
Easy

Béchamel is one of the most versatile and commonly used sauces in European kitchens. It is considered a fundamental preparation anyone who is learning to cook.
 




Ingredients for 4 people


2 ½ oz butter
2 ½ oz all-purpose flour
4 cups milk fresh whole
salt to taste
freshly ground white pepper to taste
a pinch nutmeg


Preparation

1
Melt the butter in a pot over low heat.

2
Sift the flour and add it to the butter.

3
Mix using a whisk to make a smooth, uniform mixture, known as a roux.

4
Add room temperature milk to the roux, a little at a time, and mix with a whisk. Be careful not to let any lumps form.

5
Once you have added all of the milk, adjust the salt and pepper, add a pinch of nutmeg and bring to a boil.

6
Continue cooking for a couple of minutes to thicken. When done, remove the pot from the heat and strain the béchamel if lumpy.


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