Macaroni and cheese or “mac and cheese” is a simple casserole dish made out of macaroni cooked in cheese sauce. The humble origins of this simple dish started during the 14th century in England and it can be found in one of the oldest medieval cookbook called Liber de Coquina.
- 400 g macaroni
- 75 g butter
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cups grated tasty/sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Cook macaroni according to packet instructions
- In a large pot melt butter in a medium heat then add the flour, cook until it forms into a roux.
- Gently add milk while stirring. Add the cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese then continue to mix until it’s all melted and smooth in texture.
- Add the macaroni then stir well to coat evenly, if mixture is quite dry to your preference add more milk. Season with salt if needed then turn heat off and serve while hot.