Bechamel sauce

2015-01-06
  • Yield : 1 bowl
  • Prep Time : 0m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 15m

Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a basic white sauce that is used extensively in pastas, lasagne or croquettes.

Method

Step 1

In a deep sauce pan, melt the butter in the olive oil and roast the flour on low heat till it changes colour.

Step 2

Slowly pour the milk constantly stirring and cook till a smooth paste forms. reduce the heat to low and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it begins to pull away for the side of the pan. Grate in the nutmeg along with the salt and pepper.

Step 3

Use as instructed in the recipe where Béchamel sauce is required.

My Notes
1. I use milk to make this sauce even though it can take a little longer. A quicker way to reduce the sauce is to use cream. A combination of milk and cream works out really well.
2. The nutmeg is a classic ingredient. You can try sprinkling some fresh finely chopped curly leaf parsley as dressing to get a different flavor and appearance.
3. Try adding a spoon of dijon mustard to make a flavorful Bechamel sauce.

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