Donkey Milk Bechamel Sauce

It's Sunday, all the supermarkets are closed and you didn't realize you ran out of butter? If you promised a pan of steaming lasagna or pasta au gratin to your family and you don't want to give up adding the béchamel, don't worry! Thanks to this recipe you will make a béchamel without butter, simply using seed oil and donkey milk! In this way you can enjoy all the goodness of the bechamel, you will get a really delicate sauce.

Whether it is for the choice of a lifestyle or for butter intolerance, let yourself be conquered by this creamy béchamel with donkey milk without cow butter and use it to enrich your best Sunday dishes: lasagna, cannelloni and delicious side dishes!


  • Seed oil 90 g
  • 00 Flour 100 g
  • Donkey milk 1 L
  • Nutmeg as required

To make the béchamel without butter, first pour the donkey milk into a pan and bring it to the boil, adding a pinch of salt and grated nutmeg. In the meantime, pour the seed oil into another pan, let it heat over low heat then add the flour to the heated oil, stirring quickly with a whisk to avoid lumps. Let the mixture brown, then add the hot donkey milk to the flour and oil mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly with the whisk until it begins to boil. Once the desired density is reached, transfer your béchamel without butter into a small bowl and cover with the film in contact until ready for use!

The bechamel without butter can be stored for 2 days in the refrigerator, closed in an airtight container!


Keep in mind that once cold the béchamel will be firmer than when it was hot. If you need to obtain a more liquid béchamel, just decrease the amount of flour!


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