Bechamel or white sauce, whether you are vegan or not is such a versatile ingredient to a whole host of recipes, that it is a great little recipe to learn. It’s so simple to make too, you’ll wonder why you ever bought a jar version!
You can really experiment with the type of flour and milk you use, there are a lot of different combinations that create different tastes. This recipe is what I would call “standard” white sauce, perfect for creating lasagna and pasta dishes, and also a delicious base for a faux-cheese sauce 🙂 The key to a successful sauce is to cook slowly, don’t be tempted to turn the heat up too high!
Preparation Time: 3 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes Serves: Various Calories: 621 per full portion
- 50g Plain White Flour
- 50g Vegan Margerine or Butter
- 500ml Oat Milk
- Ground Black Pepper
- Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat
- Once all of the butter has melted sieve in flour and combine together. This should create a stiff paste
- Add 1/4 of the milk and mix together with the paste
- Once most of the milk has been absorbed into the paste add another 1/4 and repeat
- Keep adding the milk while stirring all of the time
- Once you have added all of the milk you need to make sure that there are no lumps. If there are keep stirring
- If you can’t get rid of any lumps you can use a manual hand whisk to mix together
- Once you have a smooth sauce you will need to keep stirring while the pan is still on the heat to thicken up the sauce
- The sauce should be still runny enough to slide off a spoon but should be a lot thicker than milk.
- Once you have the sauce at a consistency you are happy with, add a pinch of black pepper
- Best used immediately, but this can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge or can even be frozen