Here’s how to make my bechamel sauce, a creamy, cheesy sauce perfect for macaroni cheese and other pasta dishes.
Basic Cheesy Bechamel Sauce
50 grams of butter
Flour of your choice
Approximately 200ml of full fat or semi-skimmed milk
Seasoning – salt, pepper (optional: garlic powder, paprika powder)
As much cheese as you want – cheddar is nicest, but as long as it melts, who cares?
One egg yolk
1 teaspoon mustard, preferably English
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once it’s melted, take it off the heat and add flour, mixing until it forms a thick paste. Put the pan back on the heat, add the milk and whisk like your life depends on it. As the mixture heats up, it will start to thicken.
As the sauce begins to thicken, add your egg yolk and mustard and continue to whisk briskly. Once those are mixed in, add the seasoning. If it’s taking ages, then increase the heat a bit – but make sure to keep on whisking, otherwise the bottom will burn.
Once the sauce is nice and thick, add the cheese, stir it all in and take off the heat. You can now eat your bechamel sauce with whatever you want.
This sauce can be stored for 1 day in the fridge, and up to 3 days if you omit the egg, just to be on the safe side. Best served with meatballs over a toasted piece of baguette, or used as layers in a lasagna.
See, that was nice and fast, don’t you think? Unlike a lot of food blogs, there was no bollocks about how the blog writer is so tempted by food and always wants to cook. No nonsense about how X food product is awful and they spent ages trying to substitute it. No rubbish about how their friend Katy or whatever is always looking for special offers. You have to scroll down paragraphs and paragraphs of text when you just want a damn recipe. There’s often also a bunch of pictures done in a fancy, arty style, and whatever you’re baking will never look like that, probably because they photoshopped it or spent way too much time on presentation.
My point is, fuck all these food blogs which make you scroll just to see a damn recipe. If I do a search for “cookie recipe with no butter”, I don’t want to click on a link and have to read about your life story.
Give. Me. The. Recipe.
So after two hours of this yesterday, while looking for a chocolate cake recipe with no butter in it, I got very pissed off and ranted at aabicus, then rambled at some random people on Discord. After I calmed down, I decided I’d make my OWN food blog, with blackjack and hookers! What these recipes will consist of, I don’t know yet. But that’s all part of the fun.
What has this got to do with gaming? Fuck all. But there’s nothing stopping me from posting recipes here. I probably won’t even update it that much after a while, because I’m busy and forgetful. But at the end of the day, maybe some readers might learn something, and learning how to cook isn’t just good for the soul, it’s good for your health and well-being too.
In the meantime, enjoy these recipes. Hopefully you’ll find them more useful, and less filled with annoying bollocks you don’t care about.