Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Macaroni Cheese

With the weather getting colder its nice to have some comfort food. One of our favourite comfort meals is macaroni cheese. I made this last night as we haven't had it for a while. It was delicious and I made a bit extra for lunch today. I served it with some garlic pizza bread as well. It was lovely and warm and comforting. Its a perfect meal for the cold winter months.

Macaroni Cheese

Serves 2
25g butter
25g plain flour
half a pint of milk
1 teaspoon mustard
grated cheese - I normally use a mizture of cheddar and parmesan

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6.
Cook the macaroni in a saucepan of boiling water.
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Add the flour and mustard and stir into the melted butter.
Add the milk and bring to the boil.
Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. This will thicken the sauce.
Add the grated cheese but reserve a little bit to sprinkle over the top.
Drain the cooked pasta and pour into an oven proof dish.
Pour the sauce over the top and stir into the pasta.
Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top and then grate a little nutmeg over the top.
Put in the oven for about 15 -20 minutes until golden

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