Monday, 2 February 2015

Mac 'n' Cheese for lunch

Hello Everyone!

got a new exciting post for you guys I have been wanting to do this recipe for so long and now I have finally got it done.
I'm going to try and do a lot more food posts on my blog just because I really enjoyed doing it and it kind of breaks it down from all the beauty and fashion.

Today I'm going to show you how I make my 'Mac 'n' Cheese' recipe for lunch, and I know everyone has different ways of making it but I am going to show you how I make mine.
so let's go....


Pasta | Of course when it comes to pasta you can use any type, I know with mac and cheese you are supposed to use Macaroni but I prefer to use fusilli pasta just because I find it easier to get rid of the water when I drain it but to me I don't think it taste any different or makes a difference. I used a whole packet of 500g.

Butter | depending on how much your making you will need butter I used around 2-3 big serving spoons and I made for 7 people.

Flour | you don't need a lot of flour I used 3-4 table spoons and with the flour if it's not the right consistency you can easily add more. ensure that before you add the flour it is plain flour and not self raising flour.

Milk | I think having a lot of milk is vital especially if you are not to familiar with making this dish just because you don't want the cheese sauce to be extremely thick because this will result in a very dry mac n cheese which we don't want.

Cheese | Obviously you're going to need cheese to make the dish so I used mature cheddar because it means that the dish will be really cheesy and I won't have to use so much cheese, depending on your own personal preference you can decide how much you put this will mean after you've added the cheese you may need to taste it.

Firstly, you will start off by putting your pasta on to boil this will give you time to make your cheese sauce.

To make the cheese sauce you will need to start off by adding butter to a hot pot, mix the butter around using a wooden spoon until it is all melted.

Once all the butter it melted you will need to add your plain flour mix this up until all the butter is dried up and the mixture is solid, somewhat like a play doh texture.

After you will need to add your milk to the butter and flour mixture, using the back of the wooden spoon you will need to squash and mix the mixture until it is smooth and it has all dissolved into a liquid mixture. 

After that I decided to add my seasoning's, I added 4 maggi cubes (if you know you just know.... LOL!) this gives it so much more flavour and obviously the less you are making the less cubes you will need to use. I also added a small amount of mixed herbs I'm not that big of a fan of mixed herbs but it does give it a different taste so I always try to add a small amount. You can use whatever seasoning you want it just depends on your personal preference.

After you've added all your seasonings, you will need to mix it up, . so at this stage the sauce should be the right consistency but since we haven't added our cheese yet you may need to add more milk so it is smooth and not too thick.

With the sauce at a watery consistency it is now time to add your cheese, try to add your cheese bit by bit so it doesn't take super long to melt and you don't make it taste too strong, so taste it after you add a bit of cheese.

Once you've finished making the cheese sauce check your pasta as it should be done by now.

A lot of the water must be gone but if there is still water in it like mine simply drain it.

After both the cheese sauce and pasta are ready I poured the cheese into the pasta, word of advice is to pour the food into whatever pot is bigger, for example if you used a bigger pot for the cheese sauce pour the pasta into the cheese sauce this will just make it easier to mix it up.

Now for the best bit mix it all up, just keep on mixing it until you think all the pasta is mixed in perfectly.
Then your done!

I hope you like this post and it was helpful to any of those that want to give it a try
Thanks for reading!

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