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Type Of Mustard For Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese

Asked by skewp. Answered on 21st November 2021

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In the recipe for Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese, is the 1 teaspoon of English mustard supposed to be dry mustard powder, or prepared mustard in a jar? I have both and both are pretty hot, but 1 teaspoon isn't much, so could be either? Thanks!

Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese
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Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese
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Nigella's Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese (from SIMPLY NIGELLA has a sauce made from bechamel mixed with feta and cheddar cheeses plus roughly pureed cooked sweet potatoes. The potatoes add an orange hue, redolent of mac and cheese from a box but more wholesome.

Some mustard is added to the sauce as its piquancy helps to temper the sweetness of the potatoes. The English mustard suggested is ready made from a jar, not powdered. Mustard does lose some of its flavour over time, so if the jar has been open for a while you may find that you need a bit more than 1 teaspoon. We suggest that you taste the sauce and adjust the amount of mustard as you need. You could use Dijon mustard as an alternative if English mustard is not available, but as it is slightly less fiery than English mustard you may also need a little more than 1 teaspoon.


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