50 g butter
50 g (2 ½ tablespoons) plain flour
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
½ teaspoon nutmeg, optional
500 ml milk
- Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Stir in flour, mustard and salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute on the same heat setting.
- Remove from heat and gradually stir in the milk add enough milk initially to form a smooth paste and then continue to gradually add the rest of the milk.
- Return the saucepan to the cooktop and cook a medium to high heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens and starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
If lumps start to form use a whisk.
It is very important to add the milk slowly initially beating after each addition to remove any lumps.
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