Monday, August 29, 2011

Fannie Farmer Macaroni and Cheese


I've been feeling under the weather the past few days, and Mr. Ommy Noms has been taking great care of me.  He's been requesting homemade macaroni & cheese for awhile, and I made it tonight as a "thank you" for all the medicine- and blanket-fetching he's done.  I found this recipe on Mocha Me, but it actually hails from a 1946 Fannie Farmer cookbook.  I enjoy trying old recipes, so I decided to give it a go.  It turned out so good!  I'm looking forward to having it again tomorrow night with some seared tilapia!

I didn't really know what "buttered breadcrumbs" was supposed to mean, so I just double-toasted a couple slices of bread and crunched them into crumbs.

As seen on Mocha Me; originally from the Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, 1946 edition

INGREDIENTS
1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream (I used half & half)
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese (buy the block and shred it yourself)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, buttered


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.

Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).

Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

Add shredded cheese little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Turn off flame. Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Pin It!

2 comments:

  1. Um...my birthday is next week, this would be great for lunch that day! Just sayin!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I bought this watch for my dad on this website on Father's Day.replica rolex watch uk This watch has been bought since my father has been wearing it. It has been running and working very hard. The key is that it looks no different from genuine and the design is perfect. He likes it very much.replica rolex sky dweller watch The moment I opened the box, I was amazed at the moment. It was just a replica. It looked exactly the same as the original, and the quality was also no different.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...