2 L water
10ml salt
25ml oil
500g macaroni

White Sauce:
120ml butter
120ml cake flour
1 L hot milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
8 ml salt
5 ml pepper
15 ml mustard powder (optional)


  • Heat the water, salt and oil in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Add the macaroni and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the macaroni and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking:
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the cake flour and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Gradually stir in the hot milk.
  • Simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove the sauce from the stove.
  • Add 2 cups of the cheese, salt, pepper and mustard (if using) and stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Mix macaroni and cheese sauce together.
  • Spoon into a greased ovenproof dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180°C or until golden brown on top.
Serve with a green salad.
Serves 8 –10


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