Saturday, 5 February 2011

Mac Cheese

Of all the Macaroni Cheese recipes I have tried, this has to be the best ever.
Mac Cheese

12oz macaroni
3oz pancetta, diced
3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
Cheese Sauce
1oz butter
1oz flour
pinch mustard
7fl.oz milk
10fl.oz double cream
7oz dolcelatte or gorgonzola cheese
4oz parmesan
black pepper
2 slices bread, made into crumbs with black pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to Gas 4/200C/400F
2. Cook the macaronin in boiling salted water for 10 mins, drain
3. Fry the pancetta and spring onions for few mins, until crisp
4, Make the sauce by placing butter, flour and milk into a small pan
5. Stir all the time over a low heat using a balloon whisk until thick
6. Stir in the cream, mustard and seasoning.
7. Add the drained macaroni, cheeses and mix well
8. Pour into a greased ovenproof dish.
9. Spsrinkle over the breadcrumbs and bake for 20 mins until golden.

I kept some of the cheese back and sprinkled it over the top with the breadcrumbs.
I served it with crusty bread and a glass of beer. What a taste on a cold, wet, windy night.


Pondside said...

Gorgonzola and pancetta - trying to imagine how this could be anything but delicious! I'll have to give this a try - it looks like the sort of thing that would be very good made ahead and then cooked in the evening after work.

annie hoff said...

That sounds yummy! I love macaroni cheese, it's a real comfort food. I shall try this recipe.