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Name of Event

Barbados Emancipation Day

Cuisine From

Barbados

Description

Macaroni and cheese, specially seasoned and baked to perfection

Summary

Yield 6-8 servings
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 55 minutess - 1 hour
Main Ingredient Macaroni

Ingredients

Pie:

  • 8oz/250g macaroni (tube is the traditional type)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 lbs/675g sharp chedder cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 8floz/240ml evaporated milk
  • 1 small grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon hot English mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow (mild/American)mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato ketchup/sauce
  • 1 finely chopped sweet pepper/capsicum (optional)

Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated chedder cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring water to the boil and add the broken up macaroni or macaroni elbows and salt. Boil it uncovered until it is just tender but not overcooked (about 8 minutes).
  2. Preheat a moderately hot oven 350F, 180C or Gas Mark 4.
  3. Drain the macaroni thoroughly, put it back into the same hot saucepan it was cooked in and mix in the butter.
  4. Grate the cheese and mix it in with the macaroni a bit at a time, while it is still warm.
  5. Whisk the egg until fluffy and add the milk, onion powder, white pepper, salt, pepper sauce and mustard. Pour in with the macaroni and mix.
  6. Place in a greased oven proof casserole dish. Top with a little butter, some grated cheese and fine breadcrumbs. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 30-45 minutes depending on the depth of the dish.