Use up blue cheese
Crumble 50g Stilton, Dolcelatte or Roquefort into
the sauce, instead of the Parmesan. Spoon the
pasta into the dish, then top with 4 trimmed field
mushrooms, gills facing upwards, instead of the
crumbs. Drizzle with a little oil, season, then top
with a little more blue cheese. Bake as before.
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Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Spread
the chunks of bread over a baking sheet,
drizzle with the melted butter and season.
Bake for 6 mins until crisp, then set aside.
Boil the pasta for 2 mins less than stated
on the pack. Meanwhile, melt the remaining
butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and
mustard, cook for 1 min, then stir in the flour.
Cook for 1 min more, then gradually whisk
in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce.
Simmer for 5 mins, whisking constantly until
thickened. Take off the heat, then stir in all
the cheddar and half the Parmesan.
Stir the pasta and some seasoning into the
cheesy sauce, then tip into a large ovenproof
dish, or 4 individual dishes. Scatter over the
bread and remaining Parmesan, then bake
for 20 mins until crisp and golden. Can be
frozen before baking – defrost thoroughly