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Posted by on 15th Jan 2019 12:12pm

Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

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In these wintery blustery months, we're turning to cosy comfort food. Gone are the days of the Summer salad - instead, give us the winter veg and delicous treats please and thank you. We wanted to share with you our recipe of the moment; mac and cheese bites with mini pork and pickle pies.


Ingredients
  • Vale of Mowbray mini pork and pickle pork pies
  • 170g elbow macaroni
  • 70g garlic and herb cheese boursin (an alternative is any spreadable herb cheese)
  • 320g grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter – from the fridge and unsalted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180ml milk
  • 224g sour cream
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Ritz crackers – the amount of these you use will depend on how much of the macaroni cheese you like per cracker. So we’d reccomend you have a box ready to go and then see how many you use. If you’re a fan of Ritz like we are, you could even make a Ritz macaroni sandwich…
  • 64g of grated cheese to sprinkle (optional)
Vale of Mowbray mini pork and pickle pork pies 170g elbow macaroni 70g garlic and herb cheese boursin (an alternative is any spreadable herb cheese) 320g grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 tbsp butter – from the fridge and unsalted 2 large eggs 180ml milk 224g sour cream a pinch of salt and pepper Ritz crackers – the amount of these you use will depend on how much of the macaroni cheese you like per cracker. So we’d reccomend you have a box ready to go and then see how many you use. If you’re a fan of Ritz like we are, you could even make a Ritz macaroni sandwich… 64g of grated cheese to sprinkle (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. In a pan full of boiling water, get started on cooking the macaroni. You want to cook it until it’s Al Dente.
  3. Whilst your macaroni is cooking, make sure all your ingredients in step 5 are measured out and ready to go – you want the cheese to melt from the heat of the cooked pasta so you need to get them all mixed together quickly so that happens.
  4. Strain the macaroni and transfer into a large bowl
  5. Add in; herbed cheese, milk, eggs, sour cream, grated cheddar, cold butter and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix.
  6. Your cheese should have melted and your ingredients evenly mixed together
  7. Spoon a teaspoon (- or two, completely up to you!) onto your Ritz cracker and place each onto a baking tray lined with baking paper
  8. Bake for around 10 minutes until it’s golden brown and cooked through
  9. Take out and sprinkle the optional cheddar ontop – you can either pop back in and melt that or keep it as a different texture on top.

An easy to make macaroni cheese bites recipe – perfect for serving with Vale of Mowbray mini pork and pickle pies! You can scale the recipe based on how many guests you have. This works wonderfully if you have guests round for a relaxed evening – you can prepare this and serve it hot on a platter with mini pork pies, tomatoes and perhaps even some homemade tomato ketchup. Serve with your favourite wine or craft beer.

We hope you’re all having a wonderful start to the year. There’s so much that will be happening in 2019 here in Yorkshire that we’ve got to look forward to. If you need any ideas of things to do – you can find them in our recent blog. If you’ve set New Years resolutions, we’d love to hear them. We’ve been thinking and we’re going to do more cooking this year. We’d love to think of more elaborate and delicious recipes for accompaniments to a pork pie. Of course, we will be sharing them with you all so keep checking our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where we will keep you up to date when we post a new recipe!

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