My Mum's macaroni and cheese
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23-08-2012, 03:32 PM
RE: My Mum's macaroni and cheese
I don't like mac and cheese, I tried it once, I threw up Sad

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23-08-2012, 05:13 PM
RE: My Mum's macaroni and cheese
My brother cooks once in a while. He uses a lot of different cheeses, he puts spices on the table, and steams the broccoli, separately, cooks the macarroni separately, fries the bacon separately, and puts it in a big separate bowl. You "make your own", however you want it.

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23-08-2012, 08:35 PM
RE: My Mum's macaroni and cheese
Mac N Cheese


500gMacaroni Pasta, Cooked
Fresh Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat the butter in a pan, add oregano and cooked pasta. Stir through Perfect Italiano 4 Cheese Blend until melted.
Add salt and pepper, and pour into baking dish. Sprinkle over some extra Perfect Italiano Four Cheese Blend and bake in a 180C oven for 10 minutes until golden and crispy on top.
Tip: Add a lightly beaten egg, Perfect Italiano Ricotta and shredded ham for a variation of this classic.

Notes: Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


Truffle Mac N Cheese


400g dried macaroni
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 rashers smoky bacon, diced
500ml pure cream
125gcoarsely grated cheddar
250g coarsely grated Gruyere
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
100gfreshly grated parmesan
½ cupfresh breadcrumbs
20gfresh truffle, finely grated, to serve

1. Grease a 1.5L baking dish with butter or oil spray. Cook the macaroni in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and refresh in iced water. Drain again and place in a large bowl.

2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until golden. Drain on paper towel and stir into the macaroni.

3. Return the pan to heat, add cream and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, gradually add cheddar and Gruyere, stirring until melted.

4. Combine the garlic, paprika and mustard to form a paste, stir into cream mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add cooked macaroni and stir to combine.

5. Heat a grill to high. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle over parmesan and breadcrumbs and grill until top is crisp and golden. Finely grate truffle over the top and serve with salad.

Both of these recipes come from the 'MasterChef Australia' cooking site.

Cook it up!!!

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23-08-2012, 09:13 PM
RE: My Mum's macaroni and cheese
(23-08-2012 03:16 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Mac and cheese done right is far from simple. The proper blend of the right cheeses, adding bacon and onion at the appropriate time, baking the mixture all comes together to make a dish that is not even similar to KD.

The baking makes the biggest difference between ordinary and extraordinary.

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