Béchamel sauce

Chef Caro tells you how.

Recipe from: July 2010
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 2
  • 2
  • 500
    full cream milk
  • 1/2
  • Seasoning
Servings: Change Serving


Put the butter into a pot and let it melt.
Add the flour and let it cook whilst stirring continuously - about 2-3 minutes.
Take the pot off the heat for a minute.
Add the milk slowly whilst whisking continuously. You don't want lumps so using a small whisk will help as well as being off the heat.
Add the nutmeg and seasoning to taste.
To make a cheese sauce: Add grated cheese of your choice and a small squeeze of lemon.

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