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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!

31 March, 2012
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Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 30 MIN


40 g
All purpose flour
40 g
500 g

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.


Step 02

Remove from heat and add the sifted flour with a strainer or sifter.


Step 03

Let it absorb completely then turn back on the heat and, stirring constantly, let it sauté gently for 1-2 minutes.

Step 04

Remove from heat again and add the boiling milk, while whisking it.

Step 05

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 simmer 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 simmered long enough, béchamel will stick to the palate!

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