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Monday, 3 October 2011

Double Gloucester Mac N Cheese

I wasn't sure exactly how this would work, but I thought I'd have a go at making mac n cheese out of my favorite type of cheese: Double Gloucester.  I'd say it was a resounding success!!! :D  This mac n cheese is somewhere between a mild and a sharp cheddar, with the pleasing orange color my american eyes expect from mac n cheese.

You will need:

1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp margarine
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp american-style yellow mustard
2 Tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
250g Double Gloucester cheese (2.5 cups shredded)
3/4 cup water
1 3/4 cup mini shell noodles

1. Cook noodles according to package directions

2. Grate cheese and set aside 1/2 cup.

3. In a saucepan, add water and dissolve cornstarch.  Add salt, pepper, mustard, evaporated milk, milk, and butter.  Stir constantly over a medium heat until sauce boils, letting it boil for about a minute. 

4. Immediately stir in cheese, allowing it to melt.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup.

5. Add cooked noodles to mixture.

6. Grease casserole dish and pour in macaroni and cheese.

7. Bake at 350F/180C for approx 20-25 minutes, less in fan-assisted ovens.