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Bechamel sauce

Béchamel sauce

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3,5 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups (approx. 500 ml) milk
  • Salt


  • Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Make a light rough, mixing in the flour and browning it for 2-3 minutes. What you want is a very light, golden-yellow color. Stir it frequently to prevent from burning.
  • And here is the trick of making a smooth béchamel sauce: Use very hot milk, just below its boiling point. Pour it onto the rough at once, and whisk it fast.
  • Cook your béchamel sauce over very low heat, whisking it regularly for a few minutes. It's ready when it thickens and covers the back of a wooden spoon.
  • If by any reason you find that your béchamel became lumpy, just use an immersion blender and it'll smooth it out in no time.
  • Season with salt and grated nutmeg.