• 800ml semi-skimmed milk
  • greens separated spring onions, greens sliced
  • 300g macaroni
  • 50g butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • 25g parmesan, finely grated
  • and gruyère are great) hard cheeses
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 100g pastrami, cut into strips
  • 4 heaped tbsp breadcrumbs


  • STEP 1

    Put the milk and spring onion whites in a pan together. Bring the milk to just below boiling point, then turn off and leave to infuse while you cook the pasta.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the macaroni until al dente, then drain well.Melt the butter in a big saucepan. Stir in the flour to make a smooth paste and cook for a couple of minutes. Strain out and discard the onion from the milk, then very gradually stir the milk into the flour and butter until you get a smooth sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for a few minutes until nicely thickened, then take off the heat and stir in half the parmesan, the other cheeses, the mustard and seasoning.

  • STEP 3

    Stir in the macaroni, pastrami and spring onion greens and tip everything into an ovenproof dish. Scatter with the remaining parmesan and breadcrumbs, plus a little more salt. When you’re ready to bake, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and cook for 25-30 minutes until golden, crunchy and piping hot.

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