1. Bechamel Sauce

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 1 pt. milk
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot
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Warm the milk with the vegetables, herbs, salt and spices, and bring it slowly to simmering point. Put a lid on the pan and stand it in a warm place on the cooker to infuse for ½ hr. Strain the milk, melt the butter, add the flour, cook this roux for a few minutes without browning it. Stir the flavoured milk gradually into the roux. Bring the sauce to boiling-point, stirring vigorously. For an