Ep. 2: Cooking with Beer – Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese
Easter Dinner may not look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be as delicious! This week we have epitomized comfort food with our Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese! As Chris would say, you’ll want to ‘tuck in’ to this gooey bowl of goodness before the video is through!
Farmer’s Daughter Mac’n’Cheese
8 cups of Cooked Macaroni Elbows
1/4 cup Butter
2 Roasted Garlic Cloves (minced)
1/2 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 1/2 cups 2% Milk
1/4 cup 35% Cream
3/4 cup Farmer Daughter
1 cup Shredded Parmesan
3 cups Grated Aged Cheddar
1. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add flour to make the roux.
2. Add garlic and salt/pepper. Cook for about 3/4 minutes.
3. Add beer, milk and cream. Bring to a simmer and keep it there until thickened. While still at a simmer, add Parmesan and cheddar slowly while whisking to incorporate cheese into sauce.
4. Add macaroni to sauce. Top with panko (bread crumbs) and bake until golden if crusty top is desired.