Bacon and Truffle Mac and Cheese


Preparation: 35 minutes  /  Cooking: 45 minutes / Serves 4 as a main / Suitable for Vegetarians

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Indredients

Oven 180˚c/ 356*F/Gas Mark 4

  • 325g/12oz dried macaroni
  • 100g/3oz smoked bacon

For the sauce:

Method

Step 1:
Blanch macaroni in boiling water until nearly cooked through (still has a slight crunch).

Step 2:
Grill bacon until golden then cut into lardons. (strips 5mm thick and the full width of the bacon)

Step 3:
For the sauce.
Remove skin, and half the onion put into milk with and warm the milk slowly, do not boil. 20 minutes should do.

Step 4:
For the roux
. Melt TruffleHunter Black Truffle Butter in pan big enough to hold at least 1 litre of sauce. Add flour and cook out for two or three minutes.

Step 5:
Finish the sauce
. Remove and discard the onion from the milk. Add the milk to the roux a little at a time all the while whisking.

Step 6:
Once all the milk is combined, add 180g/ 6oz of the cheese, TruffleHunter Minced Black Truffle and TruffleHunter Black Truffle Mustard and cook out for 5 minutes on a very low heat.

Step 7:
Combine bacon, macaroni and cheese sauce. Place in baking dish, top with slices of TruffleHunter Fresh Truffle and the remaining cheese and bake until golden and crisp on top.