Friday, 15 June 2018

The Daily Snap - 15/06/18

Blueberry pancakes

These were gooooood.

Rach Eats Lunch: Sweet Macaroni Cheese

Sweet Macaroni Cheese recipe

Do you ever get those moments when you realise you're completely and utterly stuck in a rut? This is me right now, actually, and really more than anything I just want to get out and travel. It's wanderlust to the extreme - I want to see the world and explore new places and do it solo. But I am, putting it mildly, completely new to getting out there in the world. I mean, sure, I used to do a ridiculous commute to the nearest city every day for a year when I was eighteen. It was a killer, and it's never going to happen again. But god, I'm not streetwise. Well, maybe I am and I can't see it. I was actually debating where to go last night and literally all we could think of was that big city, which is a bit crap, and going to the bus into town, which is also a bit crap. I was actually thinking of going by train somewhere, you know... Man, my life's complicated.

But hopefully not as complicated as today's recipe (tenuous link, groan), in which I'm going to make a super sweet, yet cheesy as macaroni cheese. I know this recipe is probably dime-a-dozen online, and I really don't want to look as if I'm ripping anyone off, because I'm not. I'm just doing it for the flavours - sweet, sweet potato combined with the sharpest of cheese. I'm using Wensleydale, and I'm doing it ASAP because my brother loves it even more than Wallace and Gromit does, so I'd better do it quickly or there'll be none left... Anyway, you can also add a bit of bacon to this if you're so inclined, just to add a little extra to our flavour party. Even better, you can make cheese sauce in a blender, so hop to it.

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Sweet Macaroni Cheese
Like the taste of macaroni on a seafood stick.
  • 100g dried macaroni
  • 100g sweet potato cubes
  • 200ml plain soya milk
  • 90g strong grated cheese
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 10g plain flour
  • 10g soya margerine
Start off by measuring out the dried macaroni and sweet potato into a saucepan. Add boiling water and cook the pasta until soft and doubled in size. Oh, and the sweet potato needs to be lovely and soft too! Preheat the oven to 180℃ and grab a rectangular glass oven dish ready. Grate the cheese while you wait, too!Pop the soya milk into a measuring jug, along with the soya margerine, and cover. Put it straight in the microwave for two and a half minutes until piping hot. Drain the macaroni and pick out the sweet potato. Stick the sweet potato into a blender jug and the macaroni back into the pan, covering it with the lid.Stir and pour the hot milk into the blender, along with the flour and salt and pepper. Blend that baby up until completely combined, then take the lid off and add 60g of the cheese. Blitz it down again until it's thickened (but not too much).Next, add the sauce to the pan and stir in the sauce from the blender, then pour the whole lot into the oven dish, adding an extra sprinkling of grated cheese. Pop the dish into the oven for 20 minutes until bubbling and set.Finally, take it from the oven and gently add it to a bowl. It's done, go and eat it!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 1

Oh. My. Days. This was so flipping delicious - get to your kitchen right now and try it, because it's incredible. Also, if anyone knows where I can go visit, let me know!