MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH SMOKED CHEESE AND BACON GRILLERS
Total comfort food tonight.
- 2 cups of macaroni, cooked per instructions
- 1 packet of mini smoked cheese and bacon grillers
- 1 liter milk, made into medium thick white sauce
- 2 cups coarsely grated strong Cheddar cheese
Fry the grillers in little oil until brown around and cooked inside. Cut into smaller pieces.
Make white sauce and stir 1 cup of cheese through the hot sauce.
Spray a 2 liter sized oven proof dish with spray and cook.
Drain the macaroni and stir the cheese sauce and pieces of grillers through.
Spoon into the dish, smooth the top and sprinkle the extra cup of cheese over.
Grill until the cheese melts and serve immediately.
MEDIUM THICK BASIC WHITE SAUCE
- 30 g/30 ml butter/margarine
- 30 g/50 ml cake flour
- 250 ml milk
These amounts yields approximately 300 ml sauce.
Add a pinch of pepper and 2,5 ml salt for a basic white sauce
Heat the milk in a microwave safe jug until it starts to foam. In another jug (measuring big enough to add the milk too) melt the butter in microwave and stir the flour in.
Add the hot milk to the butter and flour mixture while stirring with a whisk to blend well.
Return to the microwave and cook on full power until the sauce is smooth and thickened while stirring every 30 seconds with a whisk. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe and photo: Elsabie Templeton