Bechamel or Veloute Sauce

Yield:
3 cups of sauce
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 3/4 cups hot milk or chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese or Fontina
Directions

Heat butter and add flour. Cook slowly for a minute or two. Add the hot liquid and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Season to taste with salt and pepper; beat in cream. Off heat, add cheese and adjust the seasoning.


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