2cupsgrated cheeseI used a mixture of tasty & parmesan
Salt & pepper
¼teaspoonnutmegoptional, but awesome
Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add the dried macaroni.
In a microwave proof jug, heat 2 cups of milk for about 1 minute, until warm-hot. Set aside. (This step is optional but speeds up the cheese sauce)
In a medium sized pot add the butter and flour and cook over a medium heat until the butter has melted, whisking constantly. Cook for a couple of minutes, being careful not to let it burn.
Add about ½ cup of the milk and whisk it into the flour mixture until there are no lumps. Add the rest of the milk and bring to boil, whisking all the time to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom and go lumpy.
Once the sauce thickens (5-8 minutes) take it off the heat and whisk in the grated cheese, nutmeg (if using) and salt & pepper.
Drain the macaroni when it is cooked and stir through the cheese sauce.
Serve with more grated cheese, a sprinkling of breadcrumbs or bacon bits. Or just as it is!