17 May 2007

Mac & Cheese

Today the weather was cold and wet. Days like these, it's nice to have comfort food. One of mine and hubby's favourite comfort food is Mac and cheese. Originally, I put this recipe together simply by just playing with the basic ingredients and I then added my own flourish. Hubby seems to like it :) The breadcrumbs on the top gives this dish a nice tasty crunch that we love. Hubby likes to sprinkle it with chopped parsley from our herb pot.

  • 50g butter

  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese

  • 1/2 grated Cheddar cheese

  • 200 - 250g pasta

  • Vegetable oil

  • 2 large rashes of bacon

  • 1 handful chopped parsley

  • Breadcrumbs

  1. Boil water for pasta.

  2. Heat oil in frying pan for bacon.

  3. In a separate saucepan melt the butter. Then add the flour & mustard powder. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time continuously mixing. Whisk out any lumps. Add Tasty cheese to pan and turn off heat. Leave cheese to melt.

  4. Cook pasta in water once boiled. Drain when cooked.

  5. Fry cubed bacon.

  6. Combine pasta, sauce, bacon & most of the parsley in an oven proof dish. Mix well. Top with Cheddar cheese & breadcrumbs.

  7. Bake in oven for 10 - 15 minutes; until top is golden brown.

  8. Serve with remaining parsley, good bread, and a coke and a smile.

Mac Cheese @ Group Recipes

Bon Appetite


/* */ mellie said...

Oooh...I could so go a plate of that right now. Especially as it is so cold and wintry outside today!

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