Macaroni Cheese

45mins
4
Serves

Ingredients

  • 55g (¼ cup) Ballantyne Cultured Unsalted Butter
  • 225g (2 cups) grated strong cheese eg: cheddar
  • 50g (½ cup) grated parmesan cheese
  • 50g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 300g (3 cups) macaroni
  • 700ml (3 cups) milk
  • 50g (½ cup) plain flour
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Macaroni Cheese

Method

Step 1
Mix 25g (1/4 cup) of the cheese and 1/3 of the parmesan with the breadcrumbs. Set aside.
Step 2
Mix the remaining cheeses together and set aside.
Step 3
Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add the salt and macaroni, stir and return to a boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or cook according to the packet instructions until cooked through, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Step 4
Warm the milk. Melt the butter in a large pan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring, then remove from the heat.
Step 5
Pour in 1/3 of the warm milk and beat well until smooth. Add another 1/3 of the milk and continue beating well until smooth. Pour in the final 1/3 of milk and beat until smooth.
Step 6
Heat the sauce, stirring, until thickened and smooth. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes until shiny. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and mustard. If the sauce is too thick add a little more milk.
Step 7
Heat the grill.
Step 8
Drain the macaroni in a colander and gently stir into the sauce to coat completely. Put into a baking dish and sprinkle with the cheese breadcrumbs.
Step 9
Grill for 5 minutes to brown the crumbs. Serve immediately.