This is Jamie Oliver's recipe for the classic mac and cheese in which he uses bay leaves and worchestershire sauce. I thought it sounded quite interesting so I gave it a go!
Quite simple, and you can add veges or meat to it according to your preference. I added a chopped up slice of leftover roast beef from dinner. I thought I had breadcrumbs but didn't, so I just went with a parmesan cheese topping.
Macaroni and Cheese
Pasta, doesn't have to be macaroni
20 gr butter
1 Tbsp flour
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1 bay leaf
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1. Boil the pasta.
2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
3. Add the flour and stir until it forms a paste.
4. Add the finely sliced garlic and bay leaf.
5. Whisk in the milk a little at a time.
6. Bring the sauce to a boil, until it thickens. You want it to be slightly on the watery side because it will thicken up more in the oven.
7. Take the pan off the heat and remove the bay leaf. Add as much grated cheese as you like and melt it in.
8. Add thyme and nutmeg, season it well and add a splash of worchestershire sauce.
9. Pour into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese over top.
10. Bake at 220 C for 20 minutes.
I modified the recipe so it serves 2. Or actually 1 cause it was delicious.
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