Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cook and drain macaroni; set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in flour mixed with salt and pepper. Pour in milk and cream, stirring constantly. Bring to boil and boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and stir for 10 more minutes. Add shredded cheddar and simmer until cheese is melted. Turn off heat and add macaroni, tossing to coat. Transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes until top is golden brown.