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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Mac n’ Cheese Sinatra (my way)

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food


Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives

This is my take on macaroni cheese, the bacon and chives marry so well with cheese but for me that extra special bit is that hint of Dijon mustard.

This is so embarrassingly simple to make.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple FoodYou will need (serves 4 - 6)

100 Gm – Macaroni
6 – Eggs
200 Ml – Milk
150 Gm - Cracker Barrel Cheese (or a cheddar of your choice)
140 Gm – Bacon (chopped)
1 table spoon – Fresh Chives (finely chopped)
2 teaspoons – Dijon Mustard
½ teaspoon – Freshly ground Black Pepper

Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the packet and drain well.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food

Dry fry the bacon for about 5 minutes on a medium heat.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food
Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food








Whisk the eggs and the milk together.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food
Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food








Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well (save a little of the grated Cracker Barrel to sprinkle on the top).

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food
Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food








Transfer to an oven proof dish and sprinkle the saved cheese on top.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food

Place in a 190°c oven for 35 minutes.

Cracker Barrel Macaroni Cheese with Bacon and Chives ~ Simple Food


Delicious served hot or cold.