Béchamel sauce with nutmeg

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By: Tamasin Day-Lewis From: Tamasin's Weekends

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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.32 / 5 (31 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
30 min
Serves:
Makes about 300ml

From Tamasin Day Lewis, a classic velvety-smooth white sauce, deliciously fragrant with nutmeg

Method

1. Scald the milk by bringing it just to the boil.

2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute, stirring.

3. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, until absolutely smooth.

4. Return the pan to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time, until thickened.

5. Reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring now and then.

6. Whisk in the nutmeg and seasoning.

Ingredients

  • 300 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • good pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • black pepper

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