Follow on Facebook!

Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Mar 8, 2011

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  1/2 Lb Elbow Macaroni                                           1 large egg
  3 Tbl Butter                                                            12 Ounce Extra Sharp Cheddar, -shredded
  3 Tbl Cake Flour                                                                      
  1 Tbl Powdered Mustard                                                          
  3 Cup 1% milk                                                        Topping:
  1/2 Tsp Hot Hungarian Paprika                                3 Tbl butter
  1/2 Tsp Grains Of Paradise (or Black Pepper)          1 Cup panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five  minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, paprika and grains of paradise. Simmer for ten minutes.  Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.  Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes.   Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

No comments :

Post a Comment