Thursday, January 20, 2011

Black Truffle Mac n Cheese

So anything with truffle oil is automatically amazing, right? I don't even like mushrooms! This recipe calls for a few different kinds of cheese, but feel free to change it up if you don't like something. I subbed the american cheese for a cheese I found at Earth Fare, a truffle-infused creamy goat cheese, which was amazing. If I could have changed anything, I would have added more blue cheese, but if you don't like blue cheese, leave it out all together! I also couldn't find shaved black truffle in tallahassee, but I bet if you live in a real city you can find it. I fixed it by adding a little more truffle oil, and the truffle flavor in the goat cheese helped.

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1/4 c butter
1/4 c flour
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz dry macaroni
2 oz american cheese
2 oz cheddar cheese
2 oz swiss cheese
2 oz blue cheese
2 tbsp Worchesterchire sauce
2 tbsp hot sauce
1 tsp thyme
Black truffle, shaved, to taste
salt and pepper
bread crumbs
black truffle oil, to tasste

1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and add the flour. Whisk constantly (LOW heat) for about 5 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk and cream, continue to whisk. Bring to a low simmer. The recipe said to simmer (while whisking constantly) for 30 minutes or until the sauce became thick, but that happened for me after about 10 minutes.

2. While this is happening, cook your pasta till its al dente.

3. Once the sauce is thick, turn heat to its lowest setting and stir in the cheese, sauces, truffle shavings, salt, pepper, and thyme. Taste it to see if you like it. I added more salt, pepper, and thyme than the recipe called for. Stir until all the cheese is melted.

4. By this time your pasta should be done. Strain and drizzle with about 1 tbsp truffle oil.

5. Add the macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir to evenly coat. Divide the dish into individual serving dishes, top with bread crumbs and more thyme, and broil until the tops are golden brown. Drizzle with truffle oil, and serve!

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