Easy Recipe for Truffled Mac and Cheese using truffle oil
Make up the pasta according to the packet mix, once cooked to al-dente (e.g. about a minute before the packet suggests it will be done) drain and put to one side. Heat the oven to 180C
Melt the butter in a heavy based pan
Stir through the cornflour or flour to make a roux and heat gently for a few seconds
Over a medium heat add the milk, little by little, stirring all the time.
Continue to stir until the mixture boils and thickens and all the lumps are gone. If the sauce is too thick add more milk until you have something the consistency of double cream
Grate all the cheese
Stir three-quarters of the grated cheese into the white sauce
Taste and season with salt and pepper. NB it is important to leave seasoning till this stage as the cheese can be salty!
Stir through all the pasta and add the truffle oil. Mix gently
Tip into an ovenproof casserole and top with the remaining cheese
Put uncovered in the oven at 180C and bake for 15 minutes or so until the top has a nice golden crust and the whole mixture is bubbling gently
Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve piping hot
A delicious and fragrant truffled mac and cheese recipe