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Bechamel white sauce


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  • 1 litre of whole milk or semi-skimmed
  • 70 g butter
  • 70 g flour
  • salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • Nutmeg


servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

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

Step 2

In a saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Cook for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat and leave to cool a little.

Step 3

Return the pan to the heat and add the hot milk, whisking vigorously.

Step 4

Cook for 5 minutes until boiling and pour into a bowl, covering with cling film to prevent a crust forming on top.

Step 5


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