Basic Béchamel Sauce
Basic Béchamel Sauce
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Basic Béchamel Sauce

10 MIN
1 cup (250 ml)
Ricardo's recipe: Basic Béchamel Sauce



  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.
  2. Whisk in the milk and cook until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.


Depending on the use you will make of this basic white sauce, you can infuse it of flavor start by infusing the milk with a peeled onion and 2 or 3 cloves. Also, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a little grated nutmeg to the béchamel sauce to make it more interesting.

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  1. Good

  2. Pas très bonne la recette . Trop de lait je pense. Un gout de farine...dommage. Alain Ducasse a une recette un peu plus adequate pour un gratin de choux fleur...

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