Béchamel Sauce 1
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add flour and combine. Stir over heat for one minute. Remove pan from heat. Gradually add milk, whisking in between each addition until smooth. Return to heat and stir continuously until sauce boils and thickens.
* Makes 1 cup. Increase quantities as needed. For example for 2 cups of sauce, double ingredient quantities: 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 cups milk.
Gluten Free: Substitute plain flour quantity directly with equal quantity of cornflour (make sure your cornflour is derived from corn, not wheaten cornflour).
Béchamel Sauce 2
1/3 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add flour and combine. Stir over heat for one minute. Remove pan from heat. Gradually add milk, whisking in between each addition until smooth. Return to heat and stir continuously until mixture boils and thickens. (This will make a very thick mixture).
Life for us has been all about survival on a shoestring budget. I've learnt how to live on very basic (and cheap) staples and I cook from scratch and don't buy prepackaged mixes of anything. I've raised three happy and healthy kids and I believe that food is central to good communication and a happy and connected life!
I have an unpublished cookbook manuscript that lives on my kitchen bench. This is the collection that I have fed my family from for many years, all made from a core list of practical and economical ingredients. The manuscript is splattered with butter, flour and milk from daily use. It moves between the kitchen and the office as I edit and test-kitchen the recipes.