Water; not boiling.
Okay. So the salt goes in AFTER the water reaches a boil. Wish I had paid attention to that fact three hours ago when I started this project.
The plan was to make a mac & cheese casserole for a vegetarian friend of mine who just had a baby. I love the custom of bringing home cooked meals to new parents. Then I got this annoying cold and decided that I better not risk infecting the fledging nor her sleep deprived parents with my germs. Besides, I was also a little nervous trying out a new recipe for a gift.
Better to practice on Andy.
It required making a roux and from that a béchamel sauce. Is it just me, or does the word “béchamel” remind anyone else of the Smurfs?
I had chosen this recipe because the description said, “The texture is simply amazing – smooth but not runny, cheesy but without clumping or separating.” You know what? It’s true!