Let’s-Get-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

This dish is perfect for all you cheesy people out there cheese lovers 😛


Recipe taken from The Junior Cook by Family Circle.

Preparation time: 15 mins                                                                                                            Total cooking time: 35 minutes                                                                                                  Serves 4-5


60g butter                                                                                                                                            2 tablespoons plain flour                                                                                                                   2 cups milk                                                                                                                                          1 cup cream                                                                                                                                           2 cups grated Cheddar                                                                                                                    1/2 cup grated Parmesan                                                                                                                 375g macaroni (I used Organic Macaroni by Alce Nero, and it takes 9 minutes to boil and get it al dente)                                                                                                                                     1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (blitz 4 slices of bread in a food processor)

1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Melt the butter in a medium pan. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring, until golden and bubbling.

2. Combine the milk and cream, and add to the pan a little at a time, stirring until smooth between each addition.

3. Bring to the boil, still stirring, and reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.

4. Remove from the heat and add half the Parmesan and Cheddar. Stir until melted and smooth. (At this point, I tasted the sauce cause cannot tahan the cheesy smell already  to ensure the cheesiness was right. You may like to adjust it according to your liking or even salt it a little.)

5. Meanwhile, cook the macaroni in a large pan of boiling water (add 2 tsp of salt for about 2 litres of water). Drain well and return to the pan. Add the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.

6. Spoon into a deep, ovenproof casserole dish. Sprinkle with the combined breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.



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