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American style Mac and Cheese

By Derek Smith 4 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6
An indulgent American style Mac and cheese, great for sharing as a side dish at family gatherings.
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Ingredients

  • 500g packet macaroni
  • 125g butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 400g grated cheddar cheese
  • 475ml milk
  • 400ml double cream
  • 4 slices bread, torn into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • STEP 1
    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and reserve.
  • STEP 2
    Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)
  • STEP 3
    In a large sauce pan, melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine over medium heat. Add flour and some ground black pepper to taste; stirring until paste-like consistency.
  • STEP 4
    Add milk to mixture and stir continually until mixture starts to thicken; slowly stir in cheese 1 cup at a time until all cheese is melted.
  • STEP 5
    Add double cream
  • STEP 6
    Pour cheese mixture over macaroni. Mix well and pour into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • STEP 7
    Place bread pieces on top of macaroni mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine and pour over bread.
  • STEP 8
    Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve.
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