Simmered Béchamel Sauce Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
MethodDish
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Flavored milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Medium
 Carrot1 Medium
 Celery1
 Milk3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Bouquet garni1
 Mace blade1
 Black peppercorns6
For sauce
 Butter3 Tablespoon
 Flour2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground white pepper To Taste
 Cream4 Tablespoon (With A Pinch Of Sodium Bicarbonate)
 Sodium bicarbonate1 Pinch, mixed with cream

Directions

MAKING
1. Wash the vegetables and tip all the vegetables into a pan with milk, bouquet garni, mace and peppercorns.
2. Simmer the pan half-covered as slowly as possible and bring to the boil. Immediately remove from the heat and set aside to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Mix well, strain and keep hot.
3. To prepare the sauce, melt butter in a pan over moderate heat. Add flour to the butter and mix well to form a roux.
4. Cook this mixture low heat for 1 minute while stirring all the time. The mixture is stirred till it starts to sizzle.
5. Remove pan from heat and add strained flavored milk at once but ensure that you stir to prevent the sauce from getting lumpy.
6. Place the pan again on moderate heat and simmer while stirring continuously to the boil. Reduce heat when it starts to boil and simmer till it thickens, stirring gently all the while till it starts to coat the back of the spoon.
7. Season with salt and white pepper and add cream to soften the taste

SERVING
8. Serve as a sauce with fresh fish, chicken and poached eggs
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