150 g Cheese, cut into pieces. I used Parmesan & cheddar
1200 g Water
1 teaspoon Salt
250 g Macaroni
100 g Bacon, cut into pieces
40 g Butter
600 g full cream milk
40 g plain flour
Handful of breadcrumbs (optional)
I used crushed pistachios on top as well for flavor
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a baking dish (30 x 20 cm) and set aside.
Place cheese into mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Rinse mixing bowl.
Place water and 1 teaspoon of the salt into mixing bowl and bring to the boil 8-10 min/Varoma/speed 1, until boiling.
Add macaroni and cook 10-12 min/100°C/reverse speed 1 or until cooked to your liking. Drain pasta and transfer into a large bowl. Rinse and dry mixing bowl.
Place bacon and butter into mixing bowl and cook 3 min/90°C/reverse speed 1.
Add milk, flour, remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper and cook 6 min/90°C/reverse speed 2.
Add 80 g of the reserved grated cheese and cook 1 min/90°C/reverse speed 2. Transfer into bowl with pasta and stir well to combine.
Pour pasta mixture into prepared baking dish, sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and breadcrumbs and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.