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Mac & Cheese

I literally made a huge batch of  this Mac & Cheese for my ever hungry teenager.  He could then scoop a portion out, warm it in the microwave and eat whenever he felt peckish. The addition of bread crumbs and a small amount of garlic gave this great flavour and a lovely texture.  If you want to take it to the next level then a drizzle of truffle oil to finish is delightful 😋

225g uncooked macaroni

50g butter

2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour

275g grated mature Cheddar cheese

50g grated Parmesan cheese (Pecorino for a vegetarian option)

750ml milk

30g butter

50g dried breadcrumbs

1 clove garlic crushed 

Cook macaroni 3 minutes less than the package directions. Drain.

In a saucepan, melt 50g butter over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses (keeping a little for later) and garlic and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Remove from the heat and add the cooked macaroni to the sauce and stir well. Transfer to an oven dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and a little more cheese. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes.

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