Bechamel sauce

The bechamel sauce is a French white sauce made with milk and an equal amount of flour and butter. It is the base for many dishes. Now I am going to show you how to make it. It is not difficult.

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These are the ingredients you need to prepare different quantities of bechamel sauce.

  • 1 l of milk
  • 100 g of unsalted butter
  • 100 g of flour
  • salt
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg


  • ½ l of milk
  • 50 g of unsalted butter
  • 50 g of flour
  • salt
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg


  • 300 ml of milk
  • 25 g of unsalted butter
  • 25 g of flour
  • salt
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg


Here I made a bechamel sauce with 300 ml of milk.

Warm the milk in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Cover and set aside.

Place the butter in another saucepan and melt it completely over medium heat. Make sure it does not brown.


Add the sifted flour and continue whisking for 2/3 minutes until the butter-flour mixture turns to a golden colour.

DSCN2576Gradually pour in the warm milk (a little at a time).

DSCN2577Keep whisking for a few minutes so that no lumps form and your bechamel sauce is creamy.

Then season with salt and nutmeg.

DSCN2578Stir again.

Your bechamel sauce is ready.

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