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