Mac and Cheese

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Macaroni and Cheese recipe taken from http://www.recipezaar.com/135350 with a few extra bits added.

Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 20mins

Difficulty:
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
1 clove of garlic
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups good quality shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup buttered breadcrumbs
BACON!!!!!

Method

Preheat oven to 400°F/200C

Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.

In a large saucepan melt butter. Sautee crushed garlic.

Add flour mixed with salt, pepper and mustard powder, using a whisk to stir until well blended.

Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.

Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).

Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

Fry bacon in a frying pan.

Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Turn off flame.

Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.

Transfer macaroni and bacon to a buttered baking dish.

Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

(You can also freeze this recipe in zip-lock bags for later use - once you have mixed the macaroni along with the cheese sauce allow to cool to room temperature before adding to your freezer - I generally pull it out the night before and allow macaroni and cheese to reach room temperature; I then add the macaroni and cheese to a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.

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