Monday, November 2, 2009
Everyone Loves Macaroni and Cheese
Last night I busted out my mom's (well, James Beard's) recipe for baked macaroni and cheese. It's cheesy, gooey, and yummy. Need I say more?
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1 box macaroni
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set water to boil for macaroni. Melt butter over low heat. Add flour and stir until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. Bring sauce to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Turn down heat, stir in hot pepper sauce. (Macaroni water will probably be boiling by now.) Stir in heavy cream, simmer. Stir in 2 cups cheese. Simmer until cheese is melted and blended. Pour over boiled macaroni and sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheddar. Bake for 30-40 minutes.