Recipe from Diethood

4 TB Butter

3 TB All-purpose Flour

3 cups HOT Milk

1 tsp Salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/2 tsp grated Nutmeg

Begin by melting the butter over medium-low heat.  Once melted, whisk in the flour. Whisk until all lumps have disappeared and the mixture turns a light brown color, about 5 minutes.  (I would use great caution here, if you go too brown, you will really change the flavor of your sauce. I look for a nice golden color and seldom take it to a light brown.  The purpose of cooking the flour and butter is to take away the raw flour flavor).  Add the hot milk, a little bit at a time, and continue to whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, or until sauce is thickened.  Remove from heat.  Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Set aside until read to use.