Sometimes good food happens by accident, but I’m almost embarrassed to admit this one.
I mistook powdered sugar for flour, and used it to make my roux. I didn’t even figure it out until it got to the point where the sauce was boiling, and it wasn’t thickening. I had tasted it before and thought it had a sweet taste, which I was really digging. Once I figured out what had happened, I made up a cornstarch slurry which thickened the sauce right up, and it was fine. I ate it all!
I don’t really have a recipe for you, other than I did a basic white sauce (roux, soymilk, mustard powder), some sautéed shallot and garlic, salt, pepper and Teese. And of course, sugar. I had to add the cornstarch slurry, but when made properly, you shouldn’t have to. The topping is panko mixed with olive oil & Earth Balance, red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest, and salt & pepper.
And of course, you could always add a little sweetener. I’m pretty sure all the packaged mac & cheeses of my non-vegan days did.
Now for more amusement:
The parsley started flying away in this one!
And before I forget: VeganMoFo.