Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Broccoli Bake (Party Menu)


A complete meal, which can also be the star at a party! 

INGREDIENTS
Broccoli florets: 2 cups
Sausages: 250 g
Macaroni: 100 g
Cheese: 100 g
Butter: 3 tbsps
Plain flour: 3 tbsps
Milk: 500 ml
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Spring onion: 3 stalks
Garlic: 1 tsp finely chopped
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

METHOD:
 
Cook macaroni as per instruction on pack & keep aside.
Blanch the broccoli florets, drain & keep aside.Preheat oven to 1800C.
Heat 1 tbsp oil, fry garlic till brown & add spring onion, sauté for 3 minutes.
Now, add the chopped sausages, stir  till well coated with oil.
Put in the broccoli & macaroni. Sprinkle pepper & salt. Mix well.
Grease a pie dish & layer this on it.
To make the white sauce, heat butter, add the flour stir well till it roasts.
Take pan off fire & pour in the milk stirring continuously till all the lumps are broken.
Return to heat & stir till sauce thickens.
Add salt & pepper to taste (go slow on the salt, cheese has salt too).
Stir in half of the grated cheese into the sauce.
Pour this over the sausage- macaroni evenly.
Top with remaining grated cheese & bake at 1800C for 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve with a cucumber salad.

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