Every has a comfort food; a food that you go to when you’ve had a bad day, the meal your mum makes when you go home, or even just what you make when it’s a cold and miserable day. For me, it’s got to be mac ‘n’ cheese – particularly my mum’s recipe. I can’t get enough of it!
For this astoundingly simple and tasty recipe you’ll need:
Fair warning – since this is a family recipe all quantities are a “bit” or an “amount” but trust me you’ll know it when you’re cooking it!
- Pasta of your choice
- Butter (a chunk of – I think about 50g)
- Flour (a handful)
- A teaspoon of mustard
- A crack of black pepper
- 3 cheeses of your choice – I use cheddar, compté or gruyère and parmesan
- Lots of milk
- Pancetta or lardons (I use lardons ’cause I’m lazy!)
Start by melting your butter until there are no lumps left in it. Then quickly pop in your handful of flour – better to start with too little than too much otherwise you’ll have to very quickly melt some more butter!