Saturday, 25 June 2011

Bechamel Sauce - the easy way!!!

My mum shared this recipe a few years ago...  I have a feeling it is one of Delia Smith's cheats, but please don't quote me on that.  For years I battled to make a bechamel sauce the traditional way, adding the milk a little at a time, for years I had little lumps in my sauce.  Not any more!!!

This is what you do:-
Put 1pt milk, 50g butter and 50g plain flour in a pan.  Turn the heat onto a medium heat, get out your whisk and gently whisk until you have a lovely smooth sauce.  Although you are still having to stir, it is relaxed and you aren't having to mess around pouring milk whilst stirring.  You can leisurely sip a glass of wine instead!!

How simple is that?

For Cheese Sauce, just take the pan off the heat and add a handful or two of cheddar.

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1 comment:

A Deegan said...

this makes me smile :) my mum made white sauce by heating milk and then adding cornflour mixed with a little cold milk. it worked fine but i remember a friend at uni sneering with extreme disdain at my technique (as if it mattered!). only 15 yrs later did i learn the "proper" way.