Béchamel Sauce (Basic White Sauce)

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Ingredients

2tablespoonbutter
2tablespoonflour
1cupmilk, broth or other liquid, heated
  salt and ground black pepper
  grated nutmeg

Instructions

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat and stir in the flour. Blend well for 2 or 3 minutes and gradually add the hot milk or broth. Increase the heat slightly and stir until the mixture is smooth and thickened. Allow to simmer for 3 or 4 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add a few grains of nutmeg.

Notes

For a thick white sauce, use 1 tablespoon more of butter and flour.

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