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Gratin de Macaroni

Equipment

  • Large saucepan
  • 6-quart pasta pot
  • Pasta colander/strainer
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Large measuring cup
  • Mixing spoon
  • Slotted spoon
  • Mixing whisk
  • Cheesegrater
  • Spice grater
  • Gratin or Casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon whole butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup whole cream
  • 2-3 Bay leaves (dried)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • NutmegĀ  (grated to taste)
  • 3 Quarts whole milk
  • 4 Large cloves of garlic (peeled)
  • 4 Tablespoons flakey sea salt
  • 1 Cup fresh grated Gruyére cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh chives
  • White pepper (for taste)
  • 12 Ounces penne pasta (dried- imported Italian brand)
  • 1 Quart of ice cubes (store in the freezer until needed)