Bechamel Sauce


“White Sauce” also known as “B├ęchamel Sauce” is a basic Italian sauce which is used as a base for many Italian dishes. It has a thick creamy texture which goes well with any baked vegetable dish or pasta.
This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of sauce and takes about 5 minutes to cook on Gas/ Stove and 6 minutes in Microwave
Serves: 1 ½ cups
Total Time:
5 to 10 mins on Gas
6 mins in Microwave
Ingredients:
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp All – purpose flour/ wheat flour
1 cup milk
100 g fresh cream
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper as per taste
Method:
METHOD for Gas/ Stove Cooking:
Take a heavy base sauce pan and melt butter in it.
Use a balloon whisk to mix in the flour and cook over low heat till the flour gets light almond color.
Add in milk and fresh cream (little at a time), stir vigorously to avoid the sauce sticking at the bottom or form any lumps.
Add salt as per taste along with sugar and cook for about a minute till the sauce gets a bit thick.

METHOD for Microwave Cooking:
Take a large, deep, microwave safe bowl and melt butter in it on 100% power for about 30 secs.

Add flour to it and mix well. Continue to microwave for another 2 minutes. (Stir in between)

Slowly stir in half of milk and blend well to avoid lumps. Microwave the sauce mixture, for about 2 minutes.

Mix in remaining milk, cream, sugar, salt & pepper and microwave for another 1 ½ minutes.

Remove the sauce and use accordingly. (If lumps are formed; strain or use a blender to make a smooth texture)

TIP: Use a balloon whisk to keep stirring every 30 seconds to avoid lump formation.
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