Béchamel Sauce

Recipe from

Coastal Living


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.

2. Stir in milk; increase heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, 6 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Clayton Miller,

Wit & Wisdom Tavern, Baltimore, Maryland,

Coastal Living

February 2013