Basic White Sauce (Béchamel)

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2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk, or more as needed

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Whisk in the flour and salt to form a thick paste; cook and stir until golden in color, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Slowly, whisk in the milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes more. If needed add more milk to reach desired consistency.