Baked Mac & Cheese

Because today is shared lunch for the kids.

Because it was a last minute request.

Because cheese is on sale. 

Because it’s simple as. 


Ingredients

  • Cooked elbow pasta 
  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 150g of plain flour
  • 500g of grated cheddar
  • 300g of grated mozzarella 
  • 200g of grated parmesan 
  • 1L of warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper

Steps 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Heat up a heavy based pot on medium heat, add butter and melt it. Cook it a little and add flour bit by bit, mix continuously. Let it cook a little more. 
  2. Add milk bit by bit and stir continuously to avoid burning. Keep some milk (abt 300ml) for later. 
  3. Slowly add the mountains of cheese into the mixture and stir continuously. The mixture will get thicker, use the leftover milk to adjust the consistency that you prefer. I like slightly runny so spreads out easily. Add mustard powder for that extra zing and adjust the taste with salt and pepper. 
  4. Finally, tip in the cooked pasta and mix till well combined. Cook a little while more. 
  5. Tip the mixture into a baking dish and layer it generously with grated parmesan cheese and sprinkle with finely chopped chives.
  6. Bake it for 15mins and broil it for 5-7mins or until cheese have melted. 
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