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- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups hot milk
- Salt and freshly ground white pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, blend in the flour with a wooden spoon, and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until butter and flour foam together for 2 minutes without turning more than a buttery yellow color. Remove from heat, and when bubbling stops, vigorously whisk in all the hot milk at once. Bring to the boil, whisking. Simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Season to taste.
© 2000 Julia Child
Nutritional information is based on 8 servings, and includes 1/2 teaspoon of added salt.