Homemade Macaroni and CheesePosted: December 23, 2012
I have another winter comfort food recipe for you today! This one is stick to your ribs good and always leaves you satisfied, but wanting more at the same time (you know what I mean!) I can’t believe I’ve never made homemade macaroni and cheese before. This one’s a keeper!
For this recipe, I went local and bought the very best cheese possible – Sylvan Star‘s smoked Gouda and aged Cheddar. I felt like a choose combo would add a nice flavour, and did it ever!
For an extra special flavour boost, I picked up my favourite sausages ever – Chicken Garlic and Rosemary Sausages from Sunworks farms.
I began by making a roux with butter and Gold Forest Grain‘s Soft White Wheat. I sifted out the bran and threw it back in the bag for another recipe. I find the bran makes the roux a little tougher.
Next, I got my trusty side kick to help me grate all that cheese!
I melted the cheese down with the roux and some milk in a pot, and added a bunch of spices for flavour.
Jacquie’s Awesome Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
You will need:
2 cups macaroni
3 cups milk
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
1.5 cups shredded aged white cheddar
1.5 cups shredded smoked gouda
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 minced garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
4 rosemary and garlic sausages
Start by boiling water and cooking the pasta according to the box’s instructions. Cook sausages in a separate frying pan. Next, cook down flour and butter in the bottom of your pot for about 5 minutes, until it starts to brown. Add milk, whisking constantly. Heat over medium-high heat. Once milk is hot enough, add cheese, spices, and seasoning. When sausages are cooked, cut into small pieces, and add to sauce. When macaroni is cooked, add to sauce as well. Top with some extra cheese, and enjoy, a LOT!