- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons plain flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.
Add the milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook 10 to 15 minutes,stirring constantly until starts boiling, then remove from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg, and set aside until ready to use.