Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (8 oz) package macaroni

  • 4

    tablespoons butter

  • 4

    tablespoons Flour

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    cup cream

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • fresh ground black pepper; to taste

  • 2

    cups cheddar cheese

  • 1/2

    cup bread crumbs; buttered

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended. Pour in milk and cream gradually; stirring constantly. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts. Turn off flame. Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown. **You can also freeze this recipe in zip-lock bags for later use - once you have mixed the macaroni along with the cheese sauce allow to cool to room temperature before adding to your freezer. I generally pull it out the night before and allow macaroni and cheese to reach room temperature; I then add the macaroni and cheese to a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.

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