Saturday, 20 February 2010

Macaroni and Cheese (oh-so-comfortable)

For some time now I've been experimenting with various Macaroni and Cheese recipes.

Ever inspired by Ajax Diner's delectable down-home Mac n Chee recipe, I thought I'd try my hand creating my own version of this oh-so-comforting favourite.


Ingredients:

2c. Macaroni
1/2c. Bisquik
1/2tsp Paprika (substitute w/ Cayenne Pepper if you'd like more of a kick!)
Dash-o-Nutmeg
Dash-o-Salt
Dash-o-Pepper
1 1/2c. Cheddar Cheese (grated)
1 Egg (beaten)
3/4c. Milk
1/4c. Cream (or Sour Cream for a richer taste)
3tbsp. Butter (cut into pieces)

Directions:

Boil the Macaroni until al dente (it should be soft on the outside, with a touch of chewiness in the center). Drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the Bisquik, Paprika, Nutmeg, Salt and Pepper, then toss with the Cheese (just like a salad!). Next, stir the Egg, Milk, Cream and Butter into the existing mixture. Lastly, toss your al dente Macaroni into the mix.

Pop into a casserole dish and bake in the oven at 200C for 30min (covered for the first 20, and uncovered for the last 10)

For a crunchier version: top with crushed crackers (I prefer Ritz) for the last 10min of cooking!

Excuse me while I treat myself...

Until next time.

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4 comments:

  1. just found your blog and i am drooling all over my laptop - DIVINE! I will so HAVE to try your recipes.xoxo

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  2. Aww, thanks hun! I hope you enjoy them!

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  3. ohhhhh....need to try this one!

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  4. tried it and loved it! going to be on the table for Easter!

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