Filo pastry is actually the healthiest option when it
comes to pastry. Originally from Greece, Filo uses the
least fat compared with other pastries. Working with filo
can be a little tricky as it is apt to dry out and become
brittle so always cover pieces not being worked under
a damp, clean tea-towel. Cutting the pastry is easy with
a sharp pair of kitchen scissors but it
doesn't matter if
pastry does rip or tear as this is quite usual to its appearance.
Before cooking brush pastry very lightly with oil, but use sparingly
or you will be adding calories.
Preheat oven 200°
Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water for
10 mins & drain.
Melt butter in pan, remove from heat and
slowly stir in flour. When smooth put back on heat
and cook for around 1-2 mins.
Whisk in the milk stirring all the time until
it comes to the boil. Turn off the heat and stir
in the macaroni and half of the cheese until fairly
Tip mixture into greased ovenproof dish and
sprinkle on remaining cheese.
Bake for around 15-20 mins.
Serves 4 Calories per portion: 620
to get your children into cookery?
There are lots of good children's cookery books on the market
and at public libraries. We like 'Children's Quick and Easy
Cookbook' published by Dorling Kindersley which has recipes
that children will want to cook and also want to eat.
Or try Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes - unusually some of
the recipe titles don't actually give you a clue as to what
you are making but a quick glance through the ingredients
should enlighten you!
exactly is Gluten-free?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat - and therefore any products
containing flour, from pasta and many breads to cakes and
It's also used in lots of processed foods, so look carefully
An allergy to Gluten is known as celiac disease, and sufferers
must cut out gluten from their diet completely. Many people try
to reduce the amount of wheat in their diet to help stop bloating,