Béchamel Sauce



  • 1.25 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted.

Step 2

Add the flour and stir until smooth.

Step 3

Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil.

Step 5

Add the hot milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil.

Step 6

Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg, and set aside until ready to use.

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