How to Make Appetizing White Sauce (béchamel sauce)


White Sauce (béchamel sauce).

You can have White Sauce (béchamel sauce) using 6 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of White Sauce (béchamel sauce)

  1. Prepare of For the white sauce:.
  2. Prepare 50 g of unsalted butter.
  3. Prepare 50 g of plain flour, sifted (sifting is optional).
  4. It’s 400-500 ml of soya or whole milk (add more or less).
  5. Prepare To taste of salt and pepper.
  6. You need of Sprinkle nutmeg (optional).

White Sauce (béchamel sauce) instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan on low heat, add the butter and let it melt..
  2. Slowly add the flour bit by bit. Keep stirring continuously until a paste forms (or becomes a crumble like texture called a 'roux', the basis for many sauces). Continue cooking and stirring for a couple more minutes..
  3. Now add the milk very gradually to the roux. Stir gently until it develops into a smooth consistency. Cook for a further 5-10 mins, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened..
  4. When the white sauce has thickened, add a sprinkle of nutmeg (optional) and stir well..
  5. Lastly, season to taste with salt and pepper. Give it a final good stir and take off the heat. Use for to Italian dishes like lasagne or creamy pasta. This recipe can also be adapted to make white cheese sauce..