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  2. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter

  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  4. 3/4 cup quick-mixing flour

  5. freshly ground pepper to

  6. 4 cups milk

  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add the flour all at once, and stir rapidly with a wire whisk until blended. When you use the quick-mixing flour that has a granular feeling, lumps never form. With ordinary flour, lumps are a good possi b Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth, about the consistency of a thin pudding. Add the nutmeg, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Cool the sauce for about 15 minutes before using. It becomes f i


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