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Sauce – Bechamel

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THE white sauce to use as a base for dozens of Recipes.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Sauce
Method Stove Top
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Cups


  • 2 Qt. Saucepan


  • ½ cuo AP Flour
  • 4 cups Milk - Cold
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 pinch White Pepper


  • In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
  • Simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thick, smooth, and creamy, about 10 minutes. Do not allow the sauce to boil.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in salt and white pepper. Adjust to taste.


The sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead.  Cool, then cover and refrigerate.

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