Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's that 'Gouda'!

I have finally found the recipe ... the mac n cheese recipe and who knew it would be so simple! In case you didn't know, I've been searching. I've had a lot of mac n cheese failures that I decided not to share with you. I've had some successes that I did share but nothing compares to this recipe! It's creamy, it's cheesy (like most of my jokes), and it's heavenly ... yes, it's that Gouda! 

After having a delicious Gouda at a local restaurant, I decided to look for a Gouda macaroni & cheese recipe. I stumbled across many recipes that called for smoked Gouda ... that's not Goudanough for me! I'm not a fan of smoked flavors. Then I found this recipe from Epicurious and couldn't be happier ... seriously make it and you'll agree! 

Aged Gouda Macaroni & Cheese:

16 oz of aged Gouda, shredded
1 stick of salted butter
1 cup of light cream
1/2 tablespoon of flour
1 16 oz package of dry elbow macaroni
salt and pepper

Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. While pasta is boiling, melt butter in an 8 oz pot over low heat. When butter has turned into liquid, add flour and stir until there are no lumps. Reserve 1/2 cup of grated cheese for topping and add remaining cheese to the butter/flour mixture. Turn up heat to medium low. Stir until the cheese is fully integrated into the mixture, then stir in cream in 3 intervals, making sure that the cream is fully integrated into the cheese before adding more. Continue to stir for 1 1/2 minutes, and then add drained pasta. Mix everything together over low heat for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove pot from heat and turn on broiler. Equally divide macaroni and cheese into 8-12 oz or 16 oz ramekins. Sprinkle remaining cheese onto each portion and place in broiler for 60 seconds or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. wow with the gouda jokes. bad - really bad. Anyway, add some braised collards and you will be in heaven (we did it last night!)