Macaroni cheese is true comfort food, but with a couple of little additions you can transform it into something more special. I still ate it curled up on the sofa in front of Take Me Out (last in the series, sob), but it could be served in individual ramekins for friends to create a bit of wow factor. The use of dolcelatte and addition of pancetta, or bacon in my case, white wine and spring onions really transformed the dish, but if you’re after a more traditional macaroni cheese you could simply omit these, and swap the dolcelatte for cheddar.
This recipe is from Lorraine Pascale’s ‘Baking Made Easy’, but can also be found on the BBC Food website.
Culinary Know How: FRESHER
Budget: UNDER £7
Kitchen Requirements: OVEN PROOF DISH, SAUCEPAN, FRYING PAN.