Mac'n'cheese updates.

M. C. DeMarco authored
revision 609f816c754aaf773003ec22784d53d70f8492d6
pasta/macncheese
# Mac and Cheese

I haven't've made this yet, but I wantwice already, both times with about a cup of panko instead to get it down before the link disappeared. of fresh breadcrumbs. The recipe was online briefly, but I assume is gone already.

## Ingredients

* 8 oz. Monterey Jack, shredded (2 c.)
* 8 oz. cheddar, shredded (2 c.)
* 5 c. milk
* 8 T. unsalted butter
* 6 T. flour
* 1 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
* 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1 lb. macaroni, cooked with 1 T. salt past al dente but not al squishy
* 5 slices bread

## Directions

1. Process the bread into crumbs with half the butter, on pulse.
2. In the pasta pan or Dutch oven, on medium-high, heat 5 T. butter to foaming.
3. Whisk in flour and spices. Whisk another minute.
4. Whisk in milk slowly. Bring to full boil stirring constantly.
5. Simmer on medium 5 minutes until the thickness of heavy cream.
6. Remove from heat and add cheese and salt.
7. Add pasta and return to medium-low heat for 6 minutes.
8. Transfer to 9x13 baking dish, top with crumbs, and broil 3-5 minutes.
9. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

## Variants

Don't put the pan too close to the broiler if using panko as a substitute for fresh breadcrumbs. Also, note that the original recipe said not to do that.

I tried doubling the cayenne pepper, to little effect. I may need some new cayenne pepper...