Sunday, July 31, 2011

Making Macaroni Cheese

I love Macaroni Cheese but every time i make it there is just something missing so and no way will i eat the Macaroni Cheese that comes in box it tastes so plastic

Anyhow i finally found a recipe that is easy to make and tastes great

  • 400g macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 rashers middle bacon, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 white or brown onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups grated tasty cheese
  • 3/4 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese extra

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Cook macaroni according to directions in plenty of salted boiling water until al dente – ensure that it does not get too soft. Drain and set aside.

2. Grease a large (about 30x25cms) baking dish.

3. In the saucepan heat the oil and fry the onion and bacon until onion is soft and translucent and bacon is cooked-about 5 minutes. Then add the cream, milk and nutmeg and wait until it comes to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and add the cheeses.

4. Pour into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and extra cheese, bake for 5-10 minutes or place under hot grill under crumbs are crunchy and cheese melted

With the baking dish size you can put it in a less shallow dish to bake it, but i like the cheese and the breadcrumbs on top.

I got the recipe from Not Quite Nigella she has quite a lot of recipes some easy some hard but they all seem pretty good to eat