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Baked Mac & Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 1.3 litres milk
  • 114g unsalted butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g grated cheddar cheese
  • 125g grated gouda or swiss cheese
  • 600g macaroni
  • 100g bread crumbs
  • Fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes to garnish (optional)

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Method

  1. Warm the milk over a medium heat. 
  2. Melt the butter in a second pan over a medium heat, and when the butter starts to bubble, add the flour. Whisk for 1 minute, until you have a creamy paste.
  3. While whisking, slowly pour in the hot milk. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick. This can take 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and the cheeses. 
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the macaroni until the pasta is al dente. Drain the macaroni and rinse it with cold water. Place the cooked macaroni in a large bowl and pour the cheese sauce over; toss well to coat.
  6. Put the macaroni and cheese into a large greased baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs over and top with some extra grated cheese.
  7. Bake at 200C for 10 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs and sliced tomatoes and enjoy!


Related categories: Cheese Recipes Savoury dishes

Last edited: 14 September 2020 at 10:36


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