One of the most classic sauces in a kitchen. The béchamel is very easy to make and only uses milk, butter, and flour.
It can be seasoned with many different spices and ingredients, and can serve as a base for lots of recipes, such as a cheese sauce.
A great tip for béchamel is to keep whisking while adding the flour when cooking to avoid the formation of clumps.
Melt 3½ tbsp of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat
Add 6 tbsp of all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth
Add 500 ml of milk while whisking. Let it cook for 15 minutes, mixing regularly, until it thickens
Season with salt to taste. The béchamel is ready
Enjoy using it as a base for many recipes and playing with different seasonings!
Yield 500 ml
All-Purpose Flour6 tbsp