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A Weekday Menu Recipe

Macaroni Cheese   Veg   HT MC  English   25mins

Serve 4     Hot Vegetarian   Pasta  Main Course   England   British    Europe Eggless



400g/14oz Short Macaroni

50g/2oz Butter

50g/2oz Flour

540ml/18 fl.oz. Milk

Salt and Pepper

A large pinch Cayenne

175g/6oz Cheddar, grated

25g/1oz Fresh White Breadcrumbs




1. Bring a large pan of heavily salted water to the boil, add the macaroni and cook for 8 minutes or until just tender. Preheat the grill to high.


2. Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the milk, little by little, stirring all the time and cook gently until the sauce thickens.


3. Remove from the heat and stir in 100g/4oz of the cheese, salt, pepper and cayenne. On a plate, mix together the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.


4. Drain the macaroni well and return to the rinsed out pan over a very low heat. Add the cheese sauce and stir to mix thoroughly.


5. Pour the macaroni mixture into a shallow flameproof dish, top with the breadcrumb mixture and grill until golden brown and bubbling. Alternatively, bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes.



Serving Suggestions :


Baked or Grilled Tomatoes


German Baked Apples


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