How to make Bechamel Sauce | White Sauce Recipe

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Bechamel Sauce is a white creamy sauce that can be used for a variety pasta or meat dishes and is very simple to make.

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How to make Bechamel Sauce | White Sauce Recipe


50g butter
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of table salt
500 ml of milk (full cream is best)
50g plain flour (sifted)

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1 x medium sized pot


1. Turn the stove on to a medium-low heat.
2. Add the butter to your pot and place it on the stove.
3. Wait until the butter melts. You can help it by moving it around with a wooden spoon.

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4. Place the strained flour into the pot and quickly mix it into the butter, still using the wooden spoon.

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5. Keep mixing until you can no longer see the white flour.
6. Break down any of the larger pieces of the mixture and continue to mix.

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7. Pour half of the milk slowly over your mixture while still on the stove and start to mix it through.

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8. Add the remaining milk, nutmeg and table salt.
9. Continue to mix the sauce until it becomes creamy and there are very few or no lumps.

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You can use this sauce in many of my recipes, including Graziella’s Zucchini Crepes, my vegetable lasagne or my Crepe Cannelloni with Ricotta & Spinach!

bechamel sauce

How to make Bechamel Sauce | White Sauce Recipe

E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate…Enjoy!

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