- 1.25 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted.
Add the flour and stir until smooth.
Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil.
Add the hot milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil.
Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg, and set aside until ready to use.