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Béchamel

A basic white sauce.

Béchamel

Ingredients

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk, warmed
  kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Cooking Instructions

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Do not let the mixture brown.

Gradually pour in the milk in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until the sauce is smooth and thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes about 2 cups.

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