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Bechamel sauce (molho de béchamel) is often used in Portuguese dishes, and it is a good base for creamy sauces.
Bechamel sauce Recipe
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Bechamel sauce Recipe

Bechamel sauce Recipe

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2 cups of milk1/4 cup of butter1/3 cup of flourNutmeg (to taste)Salt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)

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  1. In a small pan, heat the butter and stir until frothy, then add the flour and stir well.
  2. Add the milk gradually, always beating with a wire rod until the sauce begins to boil.
  3. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly until it thickens.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, stir well and use.
Recipe Credit: pt.petitchef.com
Photo Credit: thepioneerwoman.com

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