Step 3: Get a saucepan, pour in the water and bring it to the boil. Add a bit of salt, stir and throw in the pasta. Cooking time will differ on the type of spaghetti – however, in general it takes around 8-10 minutes to cook them, but check after 5 minutes to be sure.
Step 5: –> Whilst the pasta is cooking, start preparing the sauce.
Step 7: Preparing the Sauce
Step 9: Place the saucepan onto the hob on a low gas-mark (1-3), then throw in the butter and stir until it melts. Once the butter has melted, slowly sprinkle the flour into the pan whilst mixing at all times. After a few seconds of mixing you should end up with a fine, golden sand-like texture (no lumps). The next step is to pour the milk in and add the grated cheese into the saucepan. Remember, keep stirring! Once the cheese melts, and you are satisfied with the consistency of the sauce, you can take it off the hob.
Step 11: Note: if the sauce is too thick then add a bit more milk to it. If it’s too runny then add more cheese or flour to get the balance that suits you.
Step 13: Place the frying pan onto the hob on a high gas-mark and pour in the oil. While it’s heating up, wash the mushrooms and slice them into strips (not too thin), and do the same with the bacon. Chuck the two ingredients into the pan and stir from time to time to ensure it doesn’??t stick or burn. Once the mushrooms/bacon turns into a dark brown/golden colour they are ready to be added into the sauce we made earlier. Simply slide the ingredients off of the frying pan into the saucepan where the sauce is and mix it in.
Step 15: Finally, add the sauce mixture to the spaghetti and enjoy!