Noodle Cheese Ring
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Heavy cream/Whipping cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||3 , separated|
|Cheddar cheese||8 Ounce, grated (2 Cups)|
|Egg noodles||8 Ounce (3 Cups, Uncooked)|
|Dry bread crumbs||2 Tablespoon|
Melt butter in saucepan; blend in flour, salt and pepper.
Gradually add milk and cream; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
Beat egg yolks; stir in a small amount of hot sauce.
Return yolk mixture to saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, over low heat 3 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
Stir into cheese sauce.
Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into cheese sauce-noodle mixture.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over bottom of well buttered 6 1/2-cup ring mold.
Spoon in noodle mixture.
Set mold in pan of hot water.
Bake at 350° 1 hour, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Remove from water; let stand 5 minutes.
Fill center with green vegetable, if desired.