Growing Chefs! Ontario Bechamel
Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.
Measure out the flour, butter and milk.
Melt the butter in a medium pot.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until a smooth paste forms about 2 minutes. You want to cook the paste but not brown it.
Add the milk, in small batches whisking continuously until fully incorporated each time. Continue to stir as the sauce thickens.
Bring it to just a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, lower the heat, and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes more.