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SOUL FOOD – MACARONI CHEESE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 15, 2010 by Mandy

White sauce
3 tbsp  butter
5 tbsp Organic flour
2 cups  milk, warm
1 pinch salt and milled pepper

Macaroni and cheese
200 grams macaroni
25 grams  butter
1 tsp mustard, diluted
2 cups white sauce
1 pinch salt and milled pepper
100 grams (extra-sharp) cheese, grated
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp italian parsley, chopped

For the white sauce

1. Melt the butter in a thick-bottomed pan. Add the flour and stir in. Cook for few minutes over a low heat.
2. Gradually add the warmed milk and stir until smooth.
3. Allow to simmer for a few minutes whilst whisking or stirring. Season to taste.

For the macaroni and cheese

Follow the package instructions to cook the macaroni al dente.
Melt the butter in a pan.
Strain the macaroni well in a colander and add to the pan containing the butter.
Combine the mustard, white sauce, seasoning and half the cheese with the macaroni.
Place in a earthenware dish and sprinkle with the remainder of the cheese.
Brown lightly under the grill and serve.
Serve hot with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and chopped Italian parsley.

Variation

Add mushrooms, bacon and spring onions…..(that’s what I do for a Sunday night special!!)   And walk the calories off the next day!!!!  Enjoy oxox

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