Mystery ingredient - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 02-27-2007, 10:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
BetsyS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: world of craziness
Posts: 5,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a block (well, a round) of gouda in my fridge that I'm not sure what to do with. We don't like it just for eating--I think it should be something where it is cooked.

What are your favorite gouda uses?
BetsyS is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 02-27-2007, 12:38 PM
 
nathansmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use it in a mac and cheese recipe that is so good.
1 pound rotini or cavatappi (or whatever I have one hand like elbow)
2 cups whole milk (whatever you like/prefer/have onhand)
8 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (can use salted just don't use salt)
1 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar (about 6 ounces) (whatever cheddar
you have will work although its best with sharp)
1 1/2 cups shredded smoked Gouda (about 6 ounces) (I've subed lots
of different cheese for this and prefer non smoked Gouda but I've
made it with mozz cheese, swiss cheese or any other type it will
alter the taste but it does work.

I also make it in a big pan but you can do it in muffin pans or
however you want.



1. Cook the pasta and make the sauce: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the pasta following package directions. Strain the pasta, rinse
with cold water to cool and prevent clumping, drain well, and
transfer to a large bowl. Set aside. Combine the milk, cream cheese,
butter, pepper, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium
heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter and cream cheese have
melted -- about 10 minutes.

2. Assemble the macaroni and cheese: Toss the Cheddar and Gouda with
the reserved pasta. Add the hot milk mixture and stir until well
combined. Transfer pasta to a 3-quart baking dish and bake until the
macaroni is set and the top is golden brown -- about 30 minutes.
Divide macaroni and cheese among 8 plates and serve hot.
nathansmom is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 02-27-2007, 04:09 PM
 
425lisamarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In the rain
Posts: 5,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just grade it into anything I would use cheese for. I LOVE it, but if you just want to use it up , make something with another cheese and use part gouda
425lisamarie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off