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Old 10-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

I just suck at making homemade mack & cheese. I am just really bad at it. I have tried several different recipes.

My biggest problem is the sauce-any sauce with that flour and butter mixture (a roux?) I absolutely fail at. Whether its mac & cheese or a "cream of" soup or any other really.

SO, DH loves mac & cheese anyone have any recipes that do not involve that flour/butter mixture?

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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

Are you using a whisk or a wooden spoon? It's very easy to fail without the whisk when incorporating the flour into the melted butter. It also helps greatly if the milk is warmed already when adding ladle by ladle to the flour and butter portion.
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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

How is it failing? Is it tasting like flour? Or does it turn out greasy?

P.S. if you can't master it, its ok. I finally gave up on whole wheat bread after over 6 months of eating dry crumbly failures. If my family wants homemade bread they get bread machine bread.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

Yep, use a whisk and yeah it always comes out tasting floury/sandy. I have tried many different methods and I cannot get it to work.
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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

I vote too much flour, go slow just a bit at a time.
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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

http://www.meals.com/recipe/traditio...i-cheese-29515

I've been using this one for years. It always comes out perfect. Sometimes I cook up a few slices of bacon beforehand and crumble it up and add to the dish. Or some broccoli, cooked first. It is also a go to whenever I make food for people.
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You could always make something more "Alfredo-like". It totally not low fat at all but pioneer woman's Alfredo is awesome and if you used cheddar with the parm/Romano it would taste like Mac and cheese. It's VERY rich but delicious and sooo easy. You could maybe try subbing some milk for the cream too but it may separate.
Also.. If you make a recipe with a roux make sure you cook it until it's golden brown and add enough milk to get it to a bit thinner consistency than you want before dumping the cheese in.
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Re: Homemade Mac & Cheese Failure

We cook noodles and then layer noodles and cheese in a casserole dish. Mix 2 eggs with milk and pour over noodles and bake. Perfect every time!

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I use my friend Kate's recipe, it is so tasty and there is no flour.

http://ckmulder.blogspot.com/search?...oni+and+Cheese So delicious.
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http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/...nd-cheese.html If I can't screw this up, no one can. It's yummy too! (Now I just use cheddar, not a mix of cheddar and monteray jack like the recipe says - it was a bit spicy for me with the hot sauce)

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