Small baguette cut into small chunks (50g)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon melted butter
350g of macaroni or other short pasta
1 tablespoon marinade
3 tablespoons plain flour
500ml whole milk
250g grated mature cheddar
Heat the oven to 200 degrees (fan) then tear the baguette onto a baking sheet & drizzle with one tablespoon of melted butter, season then bake for 6 minutes until crisp & set aside.
Boil the pasta for 8 minutes then drain. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter on a low heat in a pan then add the marinade, add the flour & mix in well. Cook for a minute then gradually whisk in the milk until you have a lump free sauce, simmer for 5 minutes until thickened whisking constantly.
Take off the heat & stir in the mature cheddar & 25g of the grated Parmesan then stir in the pasta to the cheese sauce then transfer into an ovenproof dish.
Scatter over the bread & the remaining parmesan then bake for 20 minutes until golden ... amazing!