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Hawksmoor’s macaroni cheese

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The best macaroni cheese recipe, quick and easy, from Hawksmoor's restaurants – famous for excellent steak. Hawksmoor's macaroni cheese recipe is sure to become your new favourite!

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Ingredients

  • pasta 400g, (Hawksmoor uses long fagiolini lisci)
  • full-fat milk 800ml
  • garlic 1 clove, roughly chopped
  • onion ½, roughly chopped
  • bay leaves 2
  • nutmeg freshly grated, a pinch
  • butter 60g
  • plain flour 60g
  • stilton 100g, crumbled
  • parmesan 75g, grated
  • Montgomery cheddar 75g, or use a mature cheddar

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Cook the pasta until al dente and drain.

  • Step 2

    Warm the milk in a pan (don’t let it boil) and add the garlic, onion, bay leaves and nutmeg. While the milk is warming, melt the butter in a separate pan then add the flour and cook to make a roux, constantly stirring for 2-3 minutes on a low heat. When the milk is almost boiling, strain it, then slowly whisk it into the roux, until it thickens. Add the stilton and ⅔ of the parmesan and cheddar to create the cheese sauce.

  • Step 3

    Mix the sauce with the pasta and pour into an ovenproof baking dish, sprinkling the rest of the grated parmesan and cheddar on top. Bake in the oven until golden and bubbling.

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