Monday, February 4, 2013

Rocking the Cheesy Mac...and spam

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As for the Mac 'n' Cheese...hmmmmm.
Was inspired to make what had previously been a dish that had not crossed my lips nor sullied my pots 'n' pans when Heston Blumenthal made the sauce without a roux and included white wine.

Hmmm, Heston...the geek chef every gel wants in her, um, kitchen.

Sadly, I discovered my store of white wine had...evaporated *ahem* but I soldiered on regardless and made it without any substitute.

Boiled the water, chucked in the macaroni pasta.

Sauteed a diced onion and diced bacon rashers.

Boiled up up litre of water, turned off the heat, chucked in a family-sized packet of chicken noodle soup.
Yes, I cheated...the chicken stock had apparently evaporated, too.

Grated up Chilli Pecarino cheese, Cheddar and Smoked Vintage cheeses into a bowl (nfi the volume, just a shedload of cheese, guestimate of ?500 gms?) then sprinkled 2 dessert spoons of corn flour into the bowl and stirred so it coated the cheese.

Gently and slowly added the cornflour-coated cheese into the hot chicken noodle soup/stock, stirring the pot until the whole lot was combined.
Tossed in the onion and bacon, stirred, then poured over the now drained macaroni pasta.

At this stage I plated up and the Tribe threw it down their throats as fast as a Hummingbird on steroids.
Tonight we're having the seconds hot on a bed of salad, topped with a little parmasan cheese and chopped chives.