I feel like I post a mac-n-cheese recipe every week. I know I posted the Roasted Garlic recipe last week, but I feel like there have been a lot lately. We love mac-n-cheese in this house. Well, Jesse and I do :)
This is a recipe I found on Pinterest. It wasn't the photo or recipe that grabbed my attention, it was the name. 1870's Macaroni? Interesting. So I hopped on over to Kitchen Historic and found a wonderfully original food blog! This woman takes historically accurate recipes and translates the ingredients and measurements into today's language. I think that is just the coolest idea ever!
Of course I'm a huge lover of history (sure, mainly 14th, 15th, and 17th century British history, but still...I'm game for pretty much anything historical), so this blog is right up my alley!
This recipe was really good and I absolutely recommend it. I also highly suggest you pop on over to her site because she has lots of other great recipes as well from many different eras.
Ok guys, I'm off to wait for the cable guy. I was given a time between 11-1, so you know he's gonna show up at 12:59. I don't care. As long as I have cable by this evening, I'll be a happy girl!
'1870's Macaroni and Cheese'
Source: Adapted from Kitchen Historic
Penne pasta (10 oz)
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons Flour
4 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Cayenne pepper, to taste
8 ounces old cheddar, grated
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return the macaroni to the pot.
2. While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the milk, flour and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir until combined and butter has melted.
3. Add cream, mustard, salt, pepper, cayenne and cheese to the sauce. Whisk together and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
4. Add finished sauce to macaroni and stir, cooking until evenly heated.