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Whole Wheat Macaroni Cheese

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Ingredients
  Whole wheat macaroni/Any macaroni will do 4 Ounce (110 g)
  Water 2 Pint (1.25 litres)
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 g, plus a little extra)
  Plain flour 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 g)
  Dried mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Pint (425 ml)
  Cheddar cheese 6 Ounce, grated (175 g)
  Streaky bacon rashers 4 , de-rinded and chopped
  Mushrooms 2 Ounce, sliced (50 g)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly milled black pepper To Taste
  Freshly grated nutmeg To Taste
  Tomatoes 2 , cut into small pieces
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the grill.
2 Lightly grease a baking dish.

MAKING
3 In a large saucepan put 2 pints of water with 1 teaspoon salt.
4 Gradually bring to a boil, adding in the macaroni.
5 Boil, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes.
6 Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt 2 oz of butter.
7 Blend in the flour and mustard.
8 Add in the milk a little at a time to make a white sauce and cook for about 6 minutes.
9 Stir in half of the grated Cheddar cheese and let it melt gently into the sauce.
10 Season with salt, pepper and a grating of nutmeg.
11 In a small frying pan, melt a little butter.
12 Add in the onion, bacon and mushrooms and fry together for about 6 minutes or until soft.
13 Drain the macaroni well in a colander.
14 Mix it with the sauce and the onion, bacon and mushroom mixture.
15 Transfer it all into the prepared baking dish.
16 Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top along with the pieces of tomato.
17 Place the dish under a pre-heated hot grill until golden brown and bubbling.

SERVING
18 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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