Baked Cheese Macaroni

Baked Cheese Macaroni


Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
Microwave Setting  – Full – 100%, Microwave 

Ingredients : 

 Water – 1 litre 
 Salt – 1 tsp 
 Oil – 1 tbsp 
 Macaroni – 1 cup 

For the cheese sauce: 

 Reserved oiling liquid – 1 cup 
 Milk – ½ cup 
 Refined flour – 3 tbsp 
 Salt – 1 tbsp 
 Grated cheese – 4 tbsp or Cheese spread – 3 tbsp 
 Mixed herbs – ½ tsp 
 Ground pepper – ¼ tsp 
 Grated cheese – 3 tbsp 
 Chilled grated butter – 1 tbsp 

Method : 


 In an oven-proof dish, bring the water, salt and oil to a boil, using the boiling mode or at 750W for 8 minutes. This procedure takes 8 minutes. Add the macaroni to the boiling water and cook partially covered for 7 minutes at HIGH mode.
   
 Drain the macaroni, retaining the boiling liquid. Refresh the macaroni in cold water to stop any further cooking. Place the macaroni in a sieve or a colander and keep aside. 

For the cheese sauce: 


 Mix together the boiling liquid along with the milk, refined flour and salt till no lumps remain. Cook in the MICROWAVE mode for 3 minutes and 30 seconds at 750W. 
 Add the cheese, herbs and pepper to the sauce. Mix well. Add the reserved macaroni and stir gently till the cheese sauce coats the macaroni evenly. 
 Put the macaroni into a greased baking dish and sprinkle the grated cheese and butter on the top. Bake in the CRISP mode for 3 minutes and serve hot. 

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