Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mac n' Cheese

Not much to say today apart from, mac n' cheese is great for hangovers.

Mac n' Cheese
2 Cups Pasta
2 Tbsp All purpose flour
1 Tbsp Butter
3/4 Cup Crushed Tomatoes
1 Cup Grated Cheese (Cheddar/Parmesan)
 3 Sprigs of  Thyme
1/2 Cup Milk/Cream

Firstly boil the pasta until al dente, the reason for this is that this pasta will also get baked together with the sauce so it doesn't want to be fully cooked. Meanwhile start to make a rue in a heavy based pan by melting the butter and stirring in the flour to form a thick paste. Stir the milk into the paste to make a thick sauce (This will be very thick), once combined add the crushed Tomatoes and continue to stir. If the mixture is too thick add some more milk. The sauce needs to be thicker than what you would expect. When you stir the sauce you should see the bottom of the pan where the spoon has just been. Add the cheese, thyme leaves and S&P to taste and combine until cheese has melted. Drain the pasta and pour it into the sauce and mix well. Pour this into an oven proof bowl and sprinkle breadcrumbs, thyme leaves and cheese over top. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the topping turns brown and crispy. Voila the perfect mac n' cheese.

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