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béchamel sauce

Language: English

Description: Béchamel sauce is a white sauce made with flour, butter and milk usually flavoured with onion, bay, pepper and nutmeg. It may have added cream. It is one of the ‘mother’ sauces and the basis for others such as Mornay sauce and sauce Soubise. There is a version called sauce béchamel grasse where stock replaces the milk. Béchamel sauce is named after Louis de Béchamel, a politician and financier at the court of Louis XIV.

béchamel sauce
How to make a béchamel sauce, with thanks to the unkown artist in Great Italian Cuisine by Luigi Carnacini

Gender: f
Ethnicity: French
Most frequent country: Widespread

See places: French food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: béchamel grasse, sauce Mornay, sauce Soubise

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