2 cups elbow macaroni
1⁄4 cup butter
1⁄4 cup flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of black pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender but not mushy, about 10-15 minutes. Drain well and pour into a large mixing bowl.
In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour, salt and pepper; slowly add milk.
Cook and stir until bubbly.
Stir in cheese until melted.
Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni & stir to coat.
NB lf you wish to you can then transfer into a baking dish add grated cheese on top.
Bake until top crust is golden brown and casserole is bubbling, about 25 minutes.
Moist Vanilla Muffins
220g self raising flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
2eggs lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150 g dried mixed fruit or chopped nuts
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius , grease and flour muffin pan or line with muffin cases
2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon add mixed fruit or nuts last if using
3. Spoon mixture into muffin pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes
*Do not over mix batter it will result in tough muffins *
Simple Black forest cake
40g dark/cooking chocolate
Fresh cream /cooking oil
21/2 cups flour
4tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder1cup milk
1 Cream sugar,margarine together until creamy
2 Melt chocolate,in cooking over a pot of boiling water
3 Whisk in the eggs to the creamed mixture
4 Add melted chocolate
5 Fold in flour
6 Add the milk & mix well
POUR INTO PREPARED TINS &BAKE @ 180degrees for 30min
Decorate with Cherry /blackforest filling & whipped Fresh cream