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Béchamel Sauce

Yield Makes 1 cup


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

How to Make It

  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.