Homemade Macaroni Cheese

I have a friend that doesn’t like cheese and I have to say it offends me quite a lot, cheese is one of those foods that is perfect with practically anything, so here’s my recipe for macaroni cheese.

You will need:

  • 225g macaroni
  • 250g cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g of butter and a small amount extra
  • 50g plain flour
  • 750ml milk
  • Mustard
  • Bread crumbs/crumble up two slices of bread
  • Black pepper

Boil half a kettle of water. Tip your macaroni into a pan then pour the boiling water until it just covers it. To stop the macaroni from sticking add two pinches of salt, then cook on the hob until soft.

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Whilst your pasta is cooking grate all 225g of your cheese as finely as you would like, put the bowl with the cheese in aside whilst you drain the water from the pasta using a colander before putting it back in the pan.

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Stir in the small amount of extra butter then cover the pan with a lid before taking another pan to make the sauce in.

Place your 50g of butter in the new pan and melt over a low heat, turn off the heat whilst you stir in the flour a little bit at a time, do the same with the milk. Stir everything until it becomes smooth then heat until it thickens and bubbles.

Now pour your macaroni into the sauce and heat for up to a minute before you add 3/4 of the cheese. Once you have done this grease your dish and pour your sauce covered macaroni into it, along with the rest of the cheese. Sprinkle your breadcrumbs over the top.

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To finish place in the grill until the breadcrumbs are golden.

Enjoy!

Sophie x 

 

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