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By JillG

Bechemel sauce is my enemy. Go ahead, laugh it up, Bechemel, and every recipe that requires this sauce. It looks so easy. What am I doing wrong? I have no idea. Every time I attempt to make this, without fail, it comes out differently. Chunky, salty, garlicky, milky, or just "blobby" (meaning a big blob) - these are all words to describe some of my numerous fails. On occasion, when my roommate makes the roux, it tastes good. But that is rare, indeed. Don't let this deter you, if you are more skilled than I in the kitchen (which probably you are), you will most likely create this with ease, and enjoy a delicious meal. Tip: using proper proportions and measurements will probably help you. 

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Preheat oven to 180°C

  • 200g Clonakilty Blackpudding
  • 800g Fish – Haddock, Smoked Cod, Salmon
  • 200g Frozen Green Peas
  • 2 Hard Boiled Free Range Eggs (optional)
  • 600ml Full-fat Milk
  • 1 Small Onion Quartered
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 100g Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Kg potatoes peeled and halved
  • Flat Leaf Parsley, Chervil, Chives
4.3/5 (61 Votes)


Melt the butter over low heat

  • 30g butter
  • 30g flour
  • 1/2 litre milk
  • salt & pepper
4/5 (55 Votes)


Heat the milk with salt, white pepper and a pinch of nutmeg

  • 1 litre of whole milk or semi-skimmed
  • 70 g butter
  • 70 g flour
  • salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • Nutmeg
3.7/5 (85 Votes)


Place the mince, leeks, onion and carrots into a large saucepan on a high heat for 5 minutes

  • 500g mince
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 leeks
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 250ml wine
  • herbs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stock cube
4/5 (71 Votes)


Melt the butter in pieces over low heat in a saucepan

4.1/5 (24 Votes)

Prepare a thick bechamel sauce, add the mushrooms and grated cheese

  • Sliced bread, 2 or 3 slices per person
  • 1 tin of button mushrooms
  • Butter, milk, flour (1 heaped tablespoon) for the béchamel sauce,
  • a little grated cheese
  • lettuce and tomatoes
4.2/5 (15 Votes)


My lasgne made using fresh pasta (see basic pasta dough recipe) but bought bechamel :) The pasta takes around 50min...

  • 200g Freshly Made Pasta Dough
  • 250G Beef Mince
  • 1 Jar Red Pesto
  • 1 Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • 1 Jar shop bought Bechamel Sauce
  • 2 Beef oxo
  • 2 Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • pepper
3/5 (129 Votes)


Put the butter, milk and flour into a pan on a high heat

  • 500ml milk (1 pint)
  • 30g plain flour
  • 30g butter
  • (flavourings)
  • nutmeg
4/5 (10 Votes)


Heat the oven at 200°C. Spread sauce, place the ham and the cheese on one of the slices

  • 2 slices of white or wholegrain bread
  • 30ml béchamel sauce
  • 2 slice of ham
  • 2 slice of swiss cheese or cheddar.
4/5 (2 Votes)


Make your pancakes or use ready made

  • Thin plain crepe pancakes
  • Maroilles cheese
  • 3 chicken breasts (or the remains of a roasted chicken)
  • 100g unsmoked bacon lardons
  • Small pot creme fraiche
  • Button mushrooms (tinned or fresh)
  • parsley
  • paprika
2.8/5 (83 Votes)

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