Bechamel basics A thick, creamy sauce, usually as a base for another thick and savory sauce. Preparation time 0 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients Ingredient Amount Unit Butter 50 grams Flour 60 grams Milk 0.25 liter Instructions Cooking Put the pot on low heat. Add the butter to the pot and let it melt completely. Once completely melted, immediately add the flour. Keep on low heat, and continuously stir the mixture to avoid burning. After 3 - 5 minutes, the mixture will smell slightly nutty, indicating the flour is cooked. While stirring, slowly add the milk to the mixture. Let this cook for 3 - 5 minutes, until you reach your desired viscosity.