Advice of the Souflee macaroni Cheese.

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JAMES

Advice of the Souflee macaroni Cheese.

It's book club tomorrow night, and whilst usually we just have a few nibbles, tomorrow night we are doing a meal, just for a change really.

Anyway, it's at my friends which is only 5 mins walk away, but I'm doing one of the dishes, and wanted do to the souflee macaroni cheese (recipe is on the site if you want to look at it, I've done it before and its a winner!!)

Anyway, I'm planning on making it here, and walking down the hill with it and putting in into the oven there. Anyone see any problems with this? It's obviously not a souflee in the traditional sense, but the egg whites beaten do give it a lovely lightness and moistness and it is my preferred macaroni cheese recipe.

I'm not exactly worried about it sinking a little, it will puff up a bit in the oven, or do you think I should bake it here and put it into the oven when I get there for a final 15-20 mins?

Would just appreciate any thoughts really. I could always do a standard macaroni cheese instead.

Thanks!

xxx

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Essex Girl

Macaroni Cheese

Well James, I'd be inclined to cook it entirely before going out. As your friend is only a short distance away you could take it warm and put it in a low oven when you get there, assuming you won't wait too long before eating. Failing that, I'd take the egg whites separately to whisk and fold in at the house. It'll be delicious whatever you decide.

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SonyaK

Advice of the Souflee macaroni Cheese.

How you do it in the end, James?

And what book did you have to go with the macaroni cheese? :)

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SonyaK

Souflee macaroni Cheese.

Just realised you said it was tomorrow night.
Confusing for me with time differences, but you probably haven't done it yet, so can't answer my questions!!

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JAMES

Macaroni Cheese.

Yep, its tonight, Sonya. (Do keep up with the programme, dear!! :) XXX)

However, I have a bit more info now. My friend would like me there for about 6.30, book club people arriving at about 7, eating at 8. So I can't turn up with it cooked and keep warm, it will dry out too much.

I'm tempted to make it all at home and take it with me, if it sinks a little, then it does, but it will still be lovely and moist instead of dry. After all, its not a souflee in a traditional sense, its just done to give it a lighter texture so no harm done if it does not rise too much (It only ever rises a little anyway)

I did think about doing the egg white stage at my friends but firstly, she does not have a food mixer, which is how I do the egg whites, and secondly, it means taking things in different tubs etc and it will be a pain to carry instead of just one finished dish covered in foil, so I'm pretty certain I will make it early afternoon, then 15 mins before I have to go, do the egg whites, combine the mixture, put into the dish, cover, and go.

I'm doing triple the recipe, because the recipe serves 2 generously, and it is quite generous. There will also be a whole salmon, bowls of salad, and garlic bread which I'm going round in a bit to help with. I think there will only be 7-8 of us, and with the whole salmon, I think macaroni cheese for 6 is plenty, some might not want any, and I suspect most will have a bit of it, and a bit of salmon and some salad and some garlic bread, rather than only eating macaroni cheese. We have, as far as I know, no veggies in the group.

So thats my plan, I think, but as we all know, plans change!!! :)

x

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SonyaK

Souflee macaroni Cheese.

James You still didn't say which book you were going to discuss.
That was the excuse for having all the food, wasn't it? :)

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JAMES

Macaroni Cheese.

I didn't even see you ask, Sonya! :)

It's "The Thread" by Victoria Hislop.

Very good.

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Dottie May

Macaroni Chees

Sorry James, as you say sometimes about a particular dish - Macaroni Cheese - BLURGH!!! Enjoy your evening all the same and hope your dish turns out well.

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JAMES

Macaroni Cheese.

Well, just so you know, I did make it completely at home, took it down the road, put it into the oven at the right time and it was a lovely success.

Good company, glass of wine, good food, and book discussion, not a bad evening at all!

XX

(Oh and Dottie May, I LOVED your comment! Macaroni cheese must be your bleurgh to my onions!!! XX)

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Gerry

Sorry, James, macaroni cheese

When I was very young I used to run screaming to a neighbour whenever my mother made macaroni cheese. It was the smell I think. Mum wasn't much of a cook anyway so I don't know how she got it to smell so bad; maybe boiled some milk?

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JAMES

Macaroni Cheese.

LOL, Gerry!!!!!

It's one of my fave dishes!

x

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Gerry

James's macaroni cheese

"LOL, Gerry!!!!!
It's one of my fave dishes!x"
I'm sure it smells heaps better than my mum's. Don't know what she did to it.

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Yummy

The Thread

"I didn't even see you ask, Sonya! :)

It's "The Thread" by Victoria Hislop.

Very good."

Glad you thought it was good James, I have it to read, but much too much going on here at teh moment for me to even contemplate starting it. Think I will save it for Winters evenings .

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Dolores

Mac cheese....

Glad your mac cheese turned out well James and that you enjoyed your evening.
I too have read 'The Thread'....a lovely book and I do like VH's books. Have you read 'The Island' & 'The Return' another two good books by V.H. xx

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Dottie May

Macaroni Cheese

Great to see James's Mac. Cheese brought us together - just like old times.

 
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