Cafeteria-Style Macaroni & Cheese

From: (Stephanie da Silva)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 04:17:38 GMT

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
Few drops of hot pepper sauce
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese (about 3/4 pound)
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Butter a shallow 2 quart baking dish.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until 
tender but still firm, about 8 minutes.  Drain well.

Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over
moderate heat.  Removed from the heat and stir in the powdered mustard,
Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot pepper sauce.  Set the seasoned milk

Transfer the macaroni to a medium bowl.  Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of the 
butter and the egg and mix well.  Stir in 3 cups of the Cheddar cheese.
Spread the macaroni evenly in the buttered baking dish.  Pour the
seasoned milk over the macaroni and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2
cup grated cheese.

In a small skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over 
moderate heat.  Stire in the bread crumbs until well coated.  Scatter
the buttered crumbs evenly over the macaroni and sprinkle with the

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the macaroni is bubbling and lightly 
colored.  Transfer to the broiler and broil about 6 inches from the 
heat until the bread crumbs are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.


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