Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel sauce is the easy French sauce used to fill traditional Italian lasagna. Find out how to prepare a perfect bechamel sauce step by step!

March 31, 2012

Cuisine

Dietary Consideration

serves for

6

total time

0 HR 30 MIN

ingredients

butter
40 g
Flour
40 g
Milk
500 g

Preparation

Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Simili Sisters' bechamel sauce recipe: this easy French sauce is the ultimate filling for traditional Italian traditional

 

Step 01
  • Place the butter in sauce pan and let it melt.
  • Remove from heat and add the sifted flour with a strainer or sifter.
  • Let it absorb completely then turn back on the heat and, stirring constantly, let it sauté gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat again and add the boiling milk, whisking it.
  • As soon as the mixture is blended, turn on flame and keep stirring while you bring it to boil.
  • If the sauce is destined to be cooked in the oven, it’s enough to let it boil only 2-3 minutes.
  • If instead, it will be used straight off the stovetop, let it boil at least 8-10 minutes.
  • If not, you will still have a starchy taste from the flour, and you’ll find the sauce too sticky.
  • If not boiled long enough, béchamel will stick to the palate!

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