Thursday, 27 November 2014

HOMEMADE MACARONI CHEESE

250g macaroni
40g unsalted butter
40g plain flour
568ml semi-skimmed milk
150g mature cheddar cheese,grated,plus extra to sprinkle over
sprig of fresh basil,torn
4 tomatoes,sliced
50g grated parmesan

Cook the macaroni according to pack instructions.Meanwhile,melt the butter in a large saucepan.Stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes to form a roux whisk in the milk a little at a time,stirring continuously until it's thick and smooth and has come up to boil.This will take about 10-15 mins.Preheat the grill.Remove the sauce from the hob,stir cheddar cheese until melted and season with salt and pepper.Then add to the cooked macaroni and basil,and mix well.Pour into a deep ovenproof dish.Top with the sliced tomatoes,sprinkle a little cheddar on top,along with the parmesan,and place under a hot grill for about 5-10 mins untill browned on top.Serve.





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