Pasta Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Lisa UK posted 11-22-99 10:56

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

from Sheila Ferguson's Soul Food

2 large eggs, well beaten
2 tbs salt
2 cups uncooked elbow or short macaroni
1/4 cup soft butter
2 - 2 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 1/2 lb extra sharp Cheddar cheese grated
cayenne pepper (optional)

Bring plenty of water to boil in a large saucepan over a high heat while you beat eggs. Add salt then add your macaroni slowly so that water never stops boiling. Boil for 12 minutes constantly stirring. Do not overcook and do not
stop stirring as it helps to keep water from boiling over.

Meanwhile preheat your oven to 350F/180C/Gas 4.

After 12 minutes remove your macaroni from heat and drain. Pour a little cold water over drained macaroni in pot, swish it around then pour it off. Quickly stir in butter.

Pour beaten eggs into evaporated milk.

Put a layer of macaroni into a buttered 2 quart casserole, then use a layer of grated cheese, a layer of macaroni, another layer of cheese until you use them all up ending up with a layer of cheese on top. Pour milk and egg
mixture over all, forking it through evenly, and top with a healthy sprinkling of paprika.

Bake in oven uncovered for 45 minutes or until brown and bubbilicious.

Courtesy Sheila Ferguson 1989

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