Béchamel Recipe



Béchamel Recipes

Ingredients :

60 g

60 g

500 ml

butter

plain flour

boiling milk

salt

freshly grated nutmeg

Method :
  1. Melt the butter in a small heavy bottomed pan over low heat.

  2. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring continuously for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Pour in a little of the milk and stir well.

  4. Gradually add all the milk stirring continuously so that no lumps form.

  5. Cook over a low heat, stirring all the time, for about 5 minutes.

  6. Season with nutmeg and salt to taste.

  7. Béchamel sauce is used in may baked pasta and vegetable dishes.

  8. Use a quantity of Béchamel sauce to revive yesterday's leftover pasta, by stirring it into the pasta and then baking it all in a hot oven for 15 minutes.

Note :

Although this sauce is strongly identified with French cooking. Its origins are Florentine. It is another of the many recipes that left the Tuscan capital's brilliant Renaissance court with Catherine de' Medici when she went north to marry the future King of France.


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