Having been on weight loss journey the past 2 years which has been documented in the Weight Loss Wednesday linky, there are many things that I have learned about my eating habits and lifestyle in general. Not only has my clothing size and therefore wardrobe changed, but also my overall health. I am a fan of comfort food such as cottage pie and Macaroni cheese, which isn’t something I have tried to make before, so gave the following Macaroni Cheese Recipe a try…
Macaroni Cheese Recipe
The recipe I followed (apart from the milk which I guestimated):
Macaroni Cheese Ingredients:
- 250g dried macaroni
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 450ml milk
- 200g Cheddar cheese
This classic comfort food saw a rebirth in the 2000s, with even the flashiest of restaurants putting this dish on their menus. Firstly, boil a pan of water and cook your macaroni according to the instructions. Meanwhile, on a low heat, warm the butter in a pan and mix in the plain flour. Add the mustard powder and stir. Pour the milk in a little at a time, mixing all the while. Add 150g cheese to thicken the sauce and stir until smooth and creamy. Pour the drained pasta to the mix and transfer to an oven proof dish. Grate the remaining cheese over the top and bake at 180c for 10 minutes. Serve warm from the oven with a side salad.
Due to guestimating the milk, I used slightly more flour than in the recipe… and slightly more cheese too. I was slightly nervous as I don’t tend to make cheese sauce often and I really did not want to ruin the dish… after a very long day, I was actually quite peckish!
For a first attempt I actually did quite well, it was super yummy and next time I will definitely add a little more mustard powder for some extra kick. I can totally understand how it is considered a comfort food and was the perfect dish for a cold winter evening meal. The only problem is knowing when enough is enough!
I hope you have enjoyed the images in the post as much as I enjoyed the Macaroni Cheese!
Good Luck! If you do make the Macaroni Cheese, you will certainly not be disappointed!
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