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  • Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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    Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min Servings: 4
    by David St. John
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    Ingredients

    • 1 (8 ounce) package large elbow macaroni
    • 4 TBSP butter
    • 4 TBSP flour
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup cream
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded good quality
    • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
    • 2 TBSP melted butter

    Directions

    1.
    Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
    2.
    In a large saucepan melt butter.
    3.
    Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
    4.
    Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.
    5.
    Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).
    6.
    Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.
    7.
    Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
    8.
    Turn off heat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    9.
    Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
    10.
    Transfer macaroni to a buttered 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
    11.
    Mix bread crumbs with melted butter.
    12.
    Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
    13.
    Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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