13 February 2007

Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit!

OK, so I guess I should weigh in on the latest thing to run through the food blogging world: Anastacia Marx de Salcedo's indictment on Salon of Annie's Homegrown. Surprise, surprise! Turns out the friendly alternative to Kraft's blue box is actually less about what goes into it than it is about how its buyers want to identify themselves: healthy, skeptical of big business, organic, classy. So, basically: rich, liberal, white, upper-middle class.

OK, I had the skeleton of a jeremiad all typed up, but it's all just so exhausting to rail against things.

The one thing I'll say is that there's an awesome convenience food out there called Wondra flour. The Salon article ends with a recipe for white sauce. Wondra flour is processed with malted barley flour to not clump and to dissolve instantly in hot or cold liquid. How it's able to do this without a slew of toxic additives is beyond me, but it's true. The ingredients are flour, barley flour, and vitamins like riboflavin and such. They've even put a recipe for One Step White Sauce on the back. Here it is:

1 cup cold milk
2 tablespoon Gold Medal Wondra Flour
2 tablespoon margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

  1. Heat all ingredients to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Boil and stir 1 minute.
1 cup sauce.

Cheese sauce:
Add 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard and stir 1/2 cup shredded Chedder or American cheese into hot sauce until melted.

So, I think this is a good candidate for the easiest homemade crappy mac 'n' cheese known to man. I dunno, though, that dry mustard in the recipe seems kinda fancy. Might have to axe that. I'll give it a shot and let y'all know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously,how can the some guy who prepares rabbit from scratch use Wondra to make macaroni and cheese?

A Disappointed Reader