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Béchamel sauce recipe

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Servings 4 person(s)
Difficulty level 1 out of 5
Calories Per Serving: 153 kCal (612 kJ)
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  • 1/4 cup (30g) flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) butter
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg


  • 1 medium saucepan


  1. In a saucepan, stir the butter and flour together over low heat until the mixture is foamy and bubbling
  2. Add the milk all at once
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. Bring to a boil and whisk until thickened
  5. Let simmer for a few minutes
  6. Add the pinch of nutmeg and stir.

Final Thoughts...

For a thick béchamel sauce (to garnish crepes, for example), use 1 cup (1/4 liter) milk instead of 2 cups

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