Mac n Cheese ( with a little kick )

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Yields1 Serving

 8ozmacaroni or any small pasta you have in
 8-10oz grated cheddar ( depending how cheesy you like it £
 2 oz butter plus an extra tblspn
 2oz Plain Flour
 1/4 tspn dried thyme
 1/4tspn cayenne pepper
 1/8 tspn white pepper
 1/4 tspn Worcestershire sauce
 1 tspn salt
 Pinch fresh grated nutmeg
 1 tspn Dijon mustard
 1 pt milk
 A handful of Panko breadcrumbs ( or your own that you've dried)

1

Heat oven to 200C

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Melt 2oz of the butter over a low heat in a large saucepan

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Add the plain flour

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Cook out the roux until it becomes a light caramel colour (2-3 mins )

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Add in the thyme , cayenne and pepper

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Cook for another 5 minutes

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Gradually add in the milk , whisking all the time

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Add the Worcestershire sauce , salt and Dijon mustard

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Keep cooking and stirring until the sauce has thickened and is a smooth consistency

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Remove from the heat

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Stir in all but a handful of the cheese

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Cook your pasta

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Drain and put into an ovenproof dish

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Pour over the sauce , letting it find its own way through the pasta

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Sprinkle over the remaining cheese

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Melt the remaining butter

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Pour over the breadcrumbs and mix

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Sprinkle these over the cheese

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Put in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are browned

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Serve

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You could add cooked bacon or vegetables to this if liked . If you have little ones you might want to tone down on the peppers

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Ingredients

 8ozmacaroni or any small pasta you have in
 8-10oz grated cheddar ( depending how cheesy you like it £
 2 oz butter plus an extra tblspn
 2oz Plain Flour
 1/4 tspn dried thyme
 1/4tspn cayenne pepper
 1/8 tspn white pepper
 1/4 tspn Worcestershire sauce
 1 tspn salt
 Pinch fresh grated nutmeg
 1 tspn Dijon mustard
 1 pt milk
 A handful of Panko breadcrumbs ( or your own that you've dried)

Directions

1

Heat oven to 200C

2
3
4
5

Melt 2oz of the butter over a low heat in a large saucepan

6
7
8
9

Add the plain flour

10
11
12
13

Cook out the roux until it becomes a light caramel colour (2-3 mins )

14
15
16
17

Add in the thyme , cayenne and pepper

18
19
20

Cook for another 5 minutes

21
22
23
24

Gradually add in the milk , whisking all the time

25
26
27
28

Add the Worcestershire sauce , salt and Dijon mustard

29
30
31
32

Keep cooking and stirring until the sauce has thickened and is a smooth consistency

33
34
35
36

Remove from the heat

37
38
39
40

Stir in all but a handful of the cheese

41
42
43
44

Cook your pasta

45
46
47
48

Drain and put into an ovenproof dish

49
50
51
52

Pour over the sauce , letting it find its own way through the pasta

53
54
55
56

Sprinkle over the remaining cheese

57
58
59
60

Melt the remaining butter

61
62
63
64

Pour over the breadcrumbs and mix

65
66
67
68

Sprinkle these over the cheese

69
70
71
72

Put in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are browned

73
74
75
76

Serve

77
78
79
80

You could add cooked bacon or vegetables to this if liked . If you have little ones you might want to tone down on the peppers

Mac n Cheese ( with a little kick )