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Incredible Mac & Cheese | Food Busker | #MyFoodMemories | AD

August 23, 2019

Hi guys! So me and Hotpoint asked you to send in your most incredible food memories. Daisy sent in her food memory of her Nan’s most incredible macaroni cheese. Fantastic Daisy! So we’re gonna recreate that now for all of you guys to see and enjoy. By handing over to the one and only John Quilter, The Food Busker. Thanks, Jamie! I can’t wait to recreate Daisy’s dish from her nan. If you want to learn more about these amazing food stories and have the opportunity to win Hotpoint kit then click through to the food memories hub and check them out. But for now let’s talk about Daisy. Her job was a corporal in the army and she fixed the electrics in tanks. How cool is that? Whenever she was coming home she was always looking forward to her nan’s macaroni and cheese. We’ve spoken to Daisy’s nan, Betty, and she’s given us this closely guarded family recipe. It’s got all the usual cheesy gooey loveliness. It’s got a few twists in there as well. Tomatoes, mushrooms, and weirdly, it’s served with chipolata. Yeah I know right. Daisy’s nan used mushrooms in a mac and cheese and I totally get that. Mushrooms and cheese goes so well together. I’m using portobello mushrooms. Slice these up and turn on my Hotpoint induction hob. We want a tablespoon of olive oil into the pan. Get your mushrooms in. Nan used to put tinned tomatoes in, but I’m gonna use sun-dried tomatoes, Daisy, trust me you’re gonna love this. Let’s get some thyme in there. Make sure everything’s glistening and cooked down. Then set it aside. I like to give my mac and cheese a really crispy top. Betty didn’t do this, but it all starts with bacon. Cut your bacon into thin strips and cook it in the same pan for three to four minutes. And then I’m gonna put a tablespoon of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes in the pan. Add our breadcrumbs in to absorb all those flavours. Let’s get some parsley in there. Get it nice and crispy and set that aside. If you’re like me the key to a great mac and cheese is that creamy, cheesy, stringy, lovely sauce, and according to Daisy, Nan’s didn’t disappoint. So let’s make the cheese sauce. In a large pan on a medium heat melt 80g of unsalted butter. Add in 80g of plain flour to make the roux. You want to gently cook it and not let it catch or burn. Add a litre of milk, gradually stirring continuously so you don’t get any lumps. When I make mac and cheese I use three cheeses. Emmental, gruyere and cheddar. Let’s get 50g of each into the sauce. Cheddar gives it a real creamy depth, that Emmental gives it that beautiful stringiness and then the gruyere is intense. Delicious. Now we’re going to add a little bit of pepper in there and then we’re gonna get the water on to cook the pasta. Now what’s great about Hotpoint’s induction it will heat that water up super fast. Lightly season with salt and put 300g of macaroni pasta into the water. I’m only gonna cook it for four minutes to get it nice and al dente because then it’s going in the oven and that will finish off the cooking process. Let’s strain it. Let’s incorporate the pasta into the sauce. Get the mixture in to our baking tray. We’re only doing half because we’ve now got our layer of tomato and mushroom and then another layer, the rest of the macaroni cheese on. Then the final layer of tomato and mushrooms. It works so well And then our breadcrumb mixture on the top. Now let’s get this beauty in my Hotpoint oven. It’s so important to have a good oven so you get that even flow so this work of art turns out bubbly and crunchy and delicious. Oh my goodness. Oh it’s gonna be so good. And don’t forget, it’s served with chipolatas! Look at it. All makes sense. Cheesy, gooey loveliness. The tomato and the mushroom. Oh like a really meaty layer actually, and then you’ve got the really crunchy breadcrumbs and then, Betty was right, that chipolata just makes so much sense. Daisy, I hope you like my take on your Nan’s classic. It’s delicious. Now, to help Daisy cook it, Hotpoint have given her an oven, and if you want to get a whole raft of amazing Hotpoint kit then click on the link.


  • Reply Shmoosey Shmoo November 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I was discussing mac n cheese recipes with my dad earlier today and then this popped up! Defo giving this a go #nom!

  • Reply Crafty Loops November 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I would happily swim in that! Oh my word, my mouth is actually watering right now. Well done to Nanna Betty! Lee πŸ™‚

  • Reply joe jitsu November 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Damn. I'd love to make this, but I have GE appliances.

  • Reply SillyWalk November 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    So this is your version, not nans?

  • Reply Alex Ashton November 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Let's recreate this food memory – by changing every 3rd step… seriously what's the point when you're constantly saying "x didn't do this but you're gonna love it" when the entire series is around recreating dishes?
    Also despite the fact that I'm renting my apartment and can't rip the appliances out to buy hotpoint ones – being aggressively sold products like this doesn't look good, genuine or make the products appealing in anyway, shape or form.

  • Reply Eric Wong November 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Oh man, these sponsored videos are so annoying. Can he at least stop saying "Hot Point" every 10 seconds. The sponsor's name is already at the top of the frame. You don't have to crush the viewer with it.

  • Reply Philip Frank November 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm


  • Reply dustin rosenfeld November 16, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I answered 100% correct for the hot point kitchen, 180 degree. But the answer was β€œwrongβ€œ. I bet they did this just to scam my e mail

  • Reply Adam Ghost November 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm


  • Reply Benn Down November 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Really shitty take on the good memories idea. Take their memory and change it completely and serve. I hope her ban likes the taste of your spit in here face lads.

  • Reply Your food addiction November 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Perfection πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

  • Reply kongmw November 17, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Daisy’s nan is probably mad af after seeing her recipe messed with every other step.

  • Reply Formatique November 17, 2017 at 12:27 am

    but you didnt do her recipe. love the idea of the segment but you didnt stay true to it. you shouldnt adapt the recipes, surely thats the whole point.

  • Reply Formatique November 17, 2017 at 12:30 am

    would be a great opportunity to do some grannies african, caribbean and italian stuff but changing the recipe defeats the whole point of the video

  • Reply Sushi November 17, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Oh my gosh I am a subscriber to both of you!!!! Lovely!!!!

  • Reply Dankey Kang November 17, 2017 at 1:00 am

    that thumbnail tho

  • Reply N90_ Iom November 17, 2017 at 1:09 am

    It’s not the recipe then is it??

  • Reply I_H8_Unknown_Callers November 17, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Lost me at "mushrooms." Ew!

  • Reply JarvisWong November 17, 2017 at 2:03 am

    He is the only chef I've ever seen that actually put only one table spoon olive oil in when they say one table spoon olive oil.

  • Reply MackyOzzy November 17, 2017 at 3:10 am

    "A little bit of pepper"

  • Reply Paolo Rigotti November 17, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Gosh! Now I'm seriously hungry.

  • Reply Mcdiem1 November 17, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Where can I get the actual recipe??

  • Reply Cami Red November 17, 2017 at 4:41 am

    looks glorious!!! almost 2 am and I'm salivating ): send help or some mac n' cheese :p

  • Reply Owen Higgins November 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Look Fantastic Food Busker. Like look a breakfast mac and Cheese. Something I try

  • Reply JarRa hello November 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    This looks more than delicious! And I don't mind the ads like others do. I mean, who doesn't like to have a sponsorship? Cmon guys

  • Reply magicpony9 November 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    What the heck is a β€œchippiladda”??

  • Reply G009 November 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    who is the sponsor of this video? It wasn't clear

  • Reply porcusuxor November 17, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I enjoy seeing other chefs do their thing on Jaime’s channel β€” but I do agree with the other comments on here that I miss those days when I see Jaime or the others cooking without any advertising, whether Hotpoint or any of his books or Tefal or whatever. I understand that they have to make their living, but I also wish it would still be interspersed with good old solid cooking and nothing else. That way I focus on the food, on how it is done, rather than being told about the equipment.

  • Reply Stu D November 17, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Great. Now I have to go make some mac and cheese….

  • Reply Ho Just Ho November 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Daisy did not like this

  • Reply The Aristocrat November 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I was hoping I'd see Daisy's comment down here saying 'BLASPHEMY'

  • Reply Aaron Yu November 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Guess I found the Mac and cheese for thanksgiving

  • Reply Shelley's Cloud November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm


    1. Not at all the original family recipe
    2. Jamie cashing Hotpoint sponsorship but cba to make the actual vid.

    So both basic assumptions you're click baiting on totally undermined. Poor bloody effort.

  • Reply MiaLens November 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I think I love you

  • Reply yosoyalbertico November 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I don't like it. healthy isn't…

  • Reply Fatima's Kitchen November 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm


  • Reply Yassine Cherkaoui November 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    try to cook the pasta in milk and you ll et a better result

  • Reply PersianPrince12 November 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Let me recreate your favourite recipe by changing all the things that make it great.

  • Reply Bernd H November 18, 2017 at 1:10 am

    What at 4:08 in 0.25x slow motion so much funπŸ˜‚

  • Reply John L November 18, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Why have a backstory when its not relevant at all to the recipe? The fk?

  • Reply Marquez23 November 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I have to put bacon in the Mac and cheese. Makes it like a carbonara bake. So yummy.

  • Reply dj stankdaddy November 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Wait why was I subscribed to hotpoint is this the Mandela effect

  • Reply Shirine Daneshmand November 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Where can I find the written recipe?

  • Reply Brian Burke November 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Hi folks. Is this recipe written anywhere so I can print it out? I've clicked on the links above and cannot find it for the life of me.

  • Reply loverofsunflowers November 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This looks incredible

  • Reply Alex Samsung November 19, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Beko beko beko oi oi oi

  • Reply Dan November 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

    My nan couldn't even make a cup of tea let alone this !. RIP nan x

  • Reply Infoloko November 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Rats. I was looking forward to doing this one but I don't have a Hotpoint Induction Hob!

  • Reply Braaidude November 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I stopped the video. It used tinned Tomatoes and had no bacon in the original recipe. It's little things like that which make a meal special. Sometimes tinned tomatoes ARE better than sun dried tomatoes. By all means make your own version of it, but don't call the show "food memories" and then make a totally different dish to that of the person you're doing the tribute to. I'm sure both meals are delicious, but it's the principle which matters…

  • Reply Mrs. Adriann November 19, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I'm making a variation of this now!

  • Reply ThatPixelGuy November 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

    When you make her nan's recipe but its not her nan's recipe

  • Reply htothejay November 20, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Wow not only youtube is destryed by the constant advertising, now its also in the videos… piss of

  • Reply missINESITA November 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Every video is an AD. Unsubscribing now.

  • Reply rainasparkles November 21, 2017 at 3:10 am

    What can I substitute emmental cheese for?

  • Reply Stas Shulepov November 22, 2017 at 2:07 am

  • Reply WTFied November 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Damn! I wish I could do it, I don't have HOTPOINT oven so I'll have to live only with watching this video of M&C baked in the HOTPOINT oven. I guess I should take part in the competition so I can get a chance at winning a HOTPOINT oven so then I'll be able to cook M&C in my new HOTPOINT oven if I get the HOTPOINT oven.

  • Reply hplarcm November 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    those photos look like you were cooking some dead people favourite ricipies…

  • Reply Jappeli026 November 25, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Can anyone tell me what brand of oven they are using?

  • Reply Priscilla Nystrom November 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Where to get recipe?

  • Reply Savage Historian November 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I have a recipe but i don't follow it even though it's what the show is about … We don't want your recipe we want the original 1 !!

  • Reply Oliver Andersson November 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    3:25 What happened to his voice!?

  • Reply Viet Anh Chu November 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    He looks like David Guetta

  • Reply Dan November 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to mac & cheese. This was just too many ingredients.

  • Reply John 17 November 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Food memories = don't cook with the same ingredients = does not compute

  • Reply Louis Lamonerie 2 November 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Yeahh Food Buskerrrrr

  • Reply MAKE OUT HILL December 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    What are the 3 cheeses he said Emantal, Cheddar and?

  • Reply Tyrone Bradley December 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

    What are the quantities for each ingredient?

  • Reply Hannah Plas December 15, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    "I'm gonna change almost everything, but she'll love it!" No, she won't. It's a different recipe. It's not a food memory.

  • Reply christy's irish allotment December 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    You doing this video for food tube or hotpoint?

  • Reply TheHidalgo99 December 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Emmentaler Cheddar and what's the third one? I fail to understand what the third one is.

  • Reply Wally Custard January 10, 2018 at 12:04 am

    So you effectively railroaded all over Daisey's memory.

  • Reply Gareth James Crompton January 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Is there actually a recipe for this to follow?

  • Reply walkernick86 January 14, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    A little bit of pepper…. then puts a wheel barrow full in ha ha πŸ™‚

  • Reply Don Rossco Joe January 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I remember my dad heating a can of baked beans on the electric radiator. Ahhh the memorys, recipe secrets are: remove the label of the can before heating, and don't let it get to hot coz those suckers blow up.

  • Reply Malte Hansen January 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm


  • Reply Harry day February 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    What brand is his induction hob?

  • Reply Lumenous March 23, 2018 at 11:54 am

    This is some super Mac and cheese!! So yummy!

  • Reply SuperSupperSoup March 28, 2018 at 4:09 am

    he looks like a young michael rosen

  • Reply broccolihart71 April 8, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Working for a guy from New Orleans, he always told me to stir your roux in ONE DIRECTION ONLY.

  • Reply Leif Bell April 10, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Pass Duh.

  • Reply Richard Red May 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I like the videos on this channel but this advertising is super annoying. Hotpoint here hotpoint there. Annoying. In every single video.

  • Reply Anf May 17, 2018 at 5:36 am

    I made this one yesterday for me and my gf. It went very well, the mushrooms and dried tomatoes with thyme have an amazing flavour to them. I couldn't get breadcrumbs and didn't have a blender on hand to make some, so I just cubed some old bread instead. It was amazing, the added crunch from the toasted bread was amazing against the creamy mac n cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply M Mess May 23, 2018 at 5:39 am

    That's better.

  • Reply MusicchannelFX May 24, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    John could be from #whatculture πŸ˜€

  • Reply WantonMyth May 27, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Nothing wrong with a sausage served with Mac 'n' cheese. Nothing new either.

    Sent from my Hotpoint phone

  • Reply Rossco Picoltrane May 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    So it’s completely different

  • Reply SOPHIE WU July 19, 2018 at 9:27 am

    what is the first cheese he said???

  • Reply ciamba wamba August 8, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Siete dei bastardi a far la pasta cosΓ­.

  • Reply معرفه معرفه August 28, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    cheesy, l like cheese alot 😍

  • Reply Rosi Rostauge August 28, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    This isn’t good. It doesn’t taste.

  • Reply Aymee Brisbane August 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    This guy is trying so hard to be Jamie Oliver hes so annoying. And why is this called food memories if there totally changing the recipe

  • Reply Chris s October 21, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Yeah can't stand hipsters change everything and they look dumb doing it

  • Reply Rita Battaglini November 11, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I have to try it!!!

  • Reply Jennel Doodeldoo December 2, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I would have really loved to see the original recipe…

  • Reply Cameron January 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Was he using a HotPoint oven?

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  • Reply J B April 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I really want that oven. I'm so weak minded.

  • Reply Fluffy Fluff April 21, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Oh wow what great recipe, way to go Jamie and friends. You don’t disappoint

  • Reply Adventures With Amber May 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    i love the videos thank,s

  • Reply Daniel Gruszczyk July 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    – Portobello mushrooms
    – Sundried tomatoes
    – Thyme
    – Bacon
    – Breadcrumbs
    – Parsley
    – 80g unsalted butter
    – 80g plain flour
    – 1L milk
    – Mix of cheeses (emmental, gruyere, cheddar) – 150g total
    – 300g macaroni pasta
    – Chipolatas (to serve)

    Unfortunately he doesn't state measurements/amounts of most ingredients.

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