Simple Bechamel Sauce…..

This is a very simple white sauce that is essential in basic cooking.  Once you master this simple and elegant sauce, you can make things like macaroni and cheese, creamed soups, scalloped potatoes, just to name a few. 

B├ęchamel Sauce
(Basic White Sauce)

4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk, warm in microwave for 2 minutes, stir
1 teaspoon salt

1) In medium size sauce pan add butter to melt over medium heat. When butter is melted, add flour. Cook for two minutes over heat stirring constantly.
2) Add warm milk, whisking vigorously to avoid lumps. Stir constantly until it starts to bubble, continue to cook for 2 minutes.