Christmas is coming! It is one of my favourite times of years, from the food to the films, going to events with my friends and buying gifts for my loved ones. One of my favourite things to do around Christmas time is cook, every year it is a requested that I make my macaroni cheese. I will share with you a recipe for macaroni cheese that I have developed over time, it has never failed me.
I usually cook guided by our ancestors (add as much as you see fit).
I have put approximate measurements but make the macaroni cheese to your taste.
Macaroni- 4 cup
Olive oil- 1tsp
Medium and strong Cheddar Cheese- 1 cup
Red Leicester Cheese- 1 cup
Mozzarella Cheese- ½ cup
Unsalted Butter- 2 tbsp
Plain Flour- 2 tbsp
Whole Milk- 2 cup
Double Cream- ½ cups
Garlic- 2 cloves
Dried Parsley- 1tsp
Cayenne Pepper- 1tsp
Salt- ½ tsp
Black Pepper- 1tsp
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Add salt and 1tbsp of olive to hot water.
- Boil your pasta until al dente (it will continue cooking when baking).
- Drain and set aside.
- Heat a saucepan to medium heat and add the butter, let it melt.
- Add the flour to the butter and stir until it forms a soft paste.
- Gradually whisk in your milk and cook until the sauce is thickened this should take approximately 10 minutes.
- Add the paprika, mustard, garlic, dried parley, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
- Put your pasta in your baking tray.
- Pour your cheese sauce mixture over the pasta and stir until well combined. If it is a little bot watery don’t worry it will thicken up when baked.
- Top your pasta with more cheese, I use a mixture of cheddar and red Leicester.
- Sprinkle with black pepper and paprika.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until you see the top of your mac n cheese crispy.
- Let it cool for 10 minutes and then bon appetite!
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