Basic Smooth White Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel White Sauce

Simple White Sauce


  • 2 cups stock or milk
  • 2 oz. butter or half stick
  • 5 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)


1 Cook the flour in the butter browning.

2 Gradually add the hot stock, stirring constantly, and whisk it gently and keep simmering for about 10minutes.

3 Season with salt and, if liked, lemon juice.

If the sauce is found to contain small lumps allow it to cool down slightly and rotate in the blender it will be perfectly smooth.