Simple white sauce (bechamel)

Basic white sauce is the basis for many recipes, and so easy

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Step 1:

  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Step 2:

  • Add flour, and stir in with a wooden spoon until it forms a paste, for about a minute.
  • Step 3:

  • Take off the heat and add some milk, continuing to stir.
  • Step 4:

  • Continue adding milk, while stirring all the time, until sauce has thickened.
  • Step 5:

  • Add a dash of nutmeg if using.
  • Step 6:

  • Put back on the heat to warm through.
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  • Step 8:

  • This can used to make many recipes, lasagna, fish pie, macaroni cheese, try adding different herbs and spices and add to chicken or fish.
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  • Step 10:

  • Experiment and enjoy!