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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Basic Bechamel Sauce


From: (11/16/2016)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes 1 cup (250 ml)

Nutrition (per 1/2 cup/125 ml):
calories 185, total fat 13 g (saturated fat 8 g), sodium 220 mg, carbohydrates 12 g, fiber 0 g, protein 5 g

2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
2 tablespoons (30 ml) flour
1 cup (250 ml) milk
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.
2. Whisk in the milk and cook until the sauce thickens.
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

NOTE: Spices. Depending on the use you will make of this basic white sauce, you can infuse it of flavour. Start by infusing the milk with a peeled onion and 2 or 3 cloves. Also, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a little grated nutmeg to the bechamel sauce to make it more interesting.

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