Oscars Dish: Wolfgang Puck's Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Black Truffles
This Is Not Your Ordinary Mac 'N Cheese!
This recipe is part of Wolfgang Puck's menu for the 2012 Governor's Ball, the lavish celebration that immediately follows the annual Academy Awards.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni to al dente (approximately 7 minutes). Strain and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan.
While the macaroni is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Continue to cook over low heat for 4 minutes stirring constantly. Add the milk, chopped truffles, onion and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove onion and bay leaf.
Turn off the heat and add 3/4 of the aged cheddar and all of the other cheeses. Season with salt and black pepper and fold in macaroni. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheddar.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss bread crumbs and parsley to coat. Top the macaroni with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven let stand for about 5 minutes. Serve with fresh shaved black truffles.
This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for "Good Morning America."