Bechamel Sauce

This deceptively easy cream sauce is perfect used layered in lasagna, stirred through a creamy pasta, topped on vegetables, potato bake or seafood (this is my go to for oysters or lobster mornay). The secret added ingredient of a chicken stock cube means it packs flavour!
bechamel sauce
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 chicken stock cube (or 1 tsp chicken stock powder)
Method
  • Heat butter in a small pot on low heat. Once it is melted, add the flour. Stir until you form a paste (this will take 1 minute).
  • Add the milk and stir using a whisk. This is important so that you don’t end up with a lumpy sauce. Continue stirring over the lowest heat setting until the sauce begins to thicken. This will take between 6-8 minutes.
  • Once the sauce is nice and thick and coats the back of a spoon, it’s ready! Add the stock cube and whisk until it’s dissolved.
  • It tastes amazing with cheddar and/or parmesan added but is just as good on it’s own.

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