Truffle Mac and Cheese
Yields 4 servings
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sharp Cheddar
1 cup medium Cheddar
2 tablespoons truffle butter (or more if you really like truffle)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups dry elbow or any small shape pasta
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a medium pot, melt the butter. Add flour and stir continuously over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Gradually whisk in milk and cream until incorporated. Stirring often, bring to simmer. Mixture should thicken as it heats. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, continuing to stir often.
A little at a time, stir in grated cheese, until completely melted. Take off heat. Stir in truffle butter and season with salt and pepper.
While sauce is being made, cook pasta until al dente. Add drained, hot pasta directly to sauce. Stir and check seasoning. Serve immediately.
Source: adapted heavily from Tillamook's website