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Lesson Overview

Béchamel is one of the five mother sauces. Appreciated for its subtle flavor and neutral color, a well-made béchamel is rich, creamy and silky-smooth. It is an essential component in many lasagnes, cream soups, gratins and in an authentic Mac n’ Cheese.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • understand the basic techniques required to make béchamel
  • list the steps in preparing béchamel sauce
  • list some uses for béchamel sauce
  • identify and describe the two methods for making béchamel sauce
  • make béchamel sauce and vary it to make different dishes

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Béchamel Sauce
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Making Roux for Béchamel Sauce
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4. Tempering the Milk for Béchamel Sauce
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5. Two-Pot Method for Making Béchamel
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6. One-Pot Method for Making Béchamel
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7. Seasoning & Straining Béchamel
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8. Storing & Re-heating Béchamel
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9. Variations & Uses for Béchamel
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes
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11. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Marc C "A nice introduction to Bechamel, including common pitfalls." Marc C. ★★★★★
"A nice introduction to Bechamel, including common pitfalls." ★★★★★
"Nice tutorial!" ★★★★★
"very insightful" ★★★★★
"easy & amazing!!!" ★★★★★
"Bechamel wil be an easy and tasty addition go my food." ★★★★★
"I didn't realize that this is a key ingredient in many classic recipes that give it that authentic flavor. I will use bechamel more often now that i know this!" ★★★★★
"Very informative on the 2 different methods of making a Béchamel sauce." ★★★★★
"I am new to the subject matter and I made a successful and very awesome bechamel sauce. Can I get a hallelujah? :)" ★★★★★
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"A very interesting sauce to make, and would love to practice making!" ★★★★★
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18 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Béchamel Sauce
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Making Roux for Béchamel Sauce
Task 4: Tempering the Milk for Béchamel Sauce
Task 5: Two-Pot Method for Making Béchamel
Task 6: One-Pot Method for Making Béchamel
Task 7: Seasoning & Straining Béchamel
Task 8: Storing & Re-heating Béchamel

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