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Macaroni & Cheese - English style Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pip Carnesecchi - as Mum used to make it.
Added: Thursday, August 23, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. Noodles....elbow pasta, etc.
1 lb. Cheddar Cheese..aged and sharp - grated
4 c. Whole milk
6 T. Corn Starch....more may be needed
1/2 tsp. "Colemans" English Mustard - premade or dry
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional...Broccolli, Asparagus tips, or any favorite veggie.... add only small amount of precooked veggie, well drained so as not to thin sauce and adulterate cheese.

Directions:
Directions:
In a 2 qt. pan, heat 3 c.milk under low heat...do not let milk boil.

In a bowl, add cornstarch and mustard and mix with remaining cold milk. Add this mixture to almost boiling milk keeping low heat, stirring continuously until thickened. Do not let boil.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

If too thick, add water slowly to thin mixture.
If too thin, add more cornstarch mixed with cold water a little at a time.

Mixture should be thick so as to stick to spoon.

Remove from heat. Add grated strong Cheddar to sauce, mix thoroughly and return to low heat to melt cheese stirring constantly until smooth. Taste for cheesiness!!!! you can always add more!!

Bring water to boil in 4 qt. pot.

Add pasta to boiling water. Cook to desired softness.

Remove and drain pasta, to leave as little water with pasta as possible.

Combine all pasta and sauce in a baking dish.

Add optional veggies.

Sprinkle a little extra grated Cheddar on top.

Place baking dish under broiler for few minutes, until lightly browned.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 with left overs
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Best eaten freshly made. No baking required if fresh, just broil to brown top. If made ahead of time, will require baking in medium oven to heat through, then place under broiler to brown top.

 

 

 

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