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Bechamel Sauce

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Ingredients
  Milk 1 Pint (600 Milliliter)
  Bay leaf 1
  Mace blade 1
  Onion 1 , peeled and halved
  Black peppercorns 6
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Ounce (25 Grams)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1 Into a medium saucepan, pour the milk
2 Add in the bay leaf, mace, onion, peppercorns and salt.
3 Gently heat the milk for about 7 minutes and allow to infuse the flavour.
4 Remove the pan from the heat.
5 Into a small bowl, strain the milk
6 Remove the seasonings and onion and discard.
7 In a small saucepan, melt the butter
8 Blend in the flour to make a smooth paste.
9 Gradually pour in the milk.
10 Bring to a boil.
11 Simmer for about 2-3 minutes until smooth and thick.

SERVING
12 Use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Milk
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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