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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Beaufort Mac And Cheese & A Le Creuset Giveaway

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Le Creuset2

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When the team from the newly branded Wayfair on-line store (previously CSN) offered to do a giveaway collaboration, it was easy for me to decide on the Le Creuset mini cocottes. For those who are not familiar, Wayfair is possibly one of the largest home-stuff on-line store that sells everything from Toy Boxes to furniture to kitchen ware.

Some of you may already know about my weakness for Le Creuset cocottes. I first fell in love with Le Creuset 2 years ago when I was taking a short break in Paris. Since then, I have already accumulated 10 cocottes (my last count :) ) of various sizes in my kitchen. Apart from their outstanding functionality, their seasonal colour collections also have the ability to make me irrational at the store.

These stone ware mini cocottes are easier to store and are great for serving and baking. Giving pizazz to the everyday Mac and Cheese is easy by baking them in these individual portion cocottes.
Of course, Mac and Cheese, as the name implies is all about the cheese. I further glam'd up the dish by working with some French Beaufort cheese. The Beaufort is a sharp flavour cheese that is similar to the Gruyere. Produced in the Beaufort region in the French Alps, I was first introduced to its distinctive flavours in Europe a few years ago. It melts easily and blends well with the Mascarpone and heavy cream that I used for this recipe.
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If you are not able to get Beaufort, fret not, replace with Gruyere or your favourite cheese. Le Creuset's Mini Cocotte cookbook recommends the use of equal parts of Gorgonzola, Fontina and Parmesan.
Totally easy to prepare and quite easily the favourite household comfort food for the cold/cool season.

Wayfair will be giving away 4 mini stoneware cocottes at Køkken. (Closed on 11th December 2011)
To be eligible for the giveaway, please ensure you do the following : (Giveaway is opened to US and Canada residents only)

1. Leave a comment on this post. (make sure your contact can be traced from the comment)

Add extra comments to improve your chances of winning by doing the following : 

1. Like Køkken on Facebook and come back to this post to leave an extra comment to inform that you have done so.
2. Like Wayfair on Facebook and come back to this post to leave an extra comment to inform that you have done so.
3. Follow @Køkken69 on Twitter and tweet the following message. Come back to this post to leave an extra comment to inform that you have done so.
I just entered to win a set of 4 mini @LeCreuset cocottes hosted by @Kokken69!  Enter here : bit.ly/teUhSW lockerz.com/s/161922307
The Giveaway will end on 11th Dec 11:59pm  EST and results will be announced on 13th Dec. Good luck! 


Mac&Cheese 4(250)
Recipe : (adapted from Le Creuset's Mini Cocotte)
450g/4 cups                 Macaroni
20g  /1/2 stick              Butter
150g/1/2 cupe              Heavy whipping cream
150g/ 6oz                    Beaufort Cheese (you can replace with 50g/2oz each of Gorgonzola, Fontina and    
                                    Paremsan)
100g/ 1/2cup               Mascarpone Cheese
50g / 2oz                     Chopped Walnuts
Salt & Pepper    


Method :
1. Preheat oven to 220C/ 430F.
2. Lightly butter the 4 mini cocottes
3. Part cook the macaroni in salted boiling water for 3-4mins. Do not cook through. Pass the pasta under cold running water to stop them from further cooking. Add a few drops of oil to prevent them from sticking together.
4. Melt the butter in a small heavy saucepan. Add the cream and all the cheese. Stir until all the cheese has melted. Add salt and pepper to season. Add the chopped walnuts. 
5. Add the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce and divide into the 4 mini cocottes. Sprinkle with some Beaufor/ Parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 mins until the tops are golden brown and a crust forms. Take the cocottes out of the oven and let them rest for 5 mins before serving.

186 comments:

Moo said...

Mmm mac and cheese :) yummy

Anonymous said...

tweeted :D


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Anonymous said...

Love it. Have read abt your purchase in Paris and will go and take a look during my visit there at the end of the month.:)

Jane
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daphne said...

that looks fantastic! pity i am not in US and canada but liked u anyway!!! Cant wait for more updates from u.

Anonymous said...

Looks so comforting! I have to try this tonight.

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Jeannie said...

What a beautiful looking dish and someone is going to be so lucky to win the gift!

Von said...

Those mini cocottes are so pretty! Shame I don't live in US or Canada :P Your Mac and cheese looks delicious too- I've never had mac and cheese with walnuts though! Sounds delicious ;)

Lindy Stamper said...

I love mac and cheese, especially the ones with the crispy on top. YUM!

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ICook4Fun said...

I am crazy over Le Creuset too. So only have a few of them as they are too expensive to buy. Hopefully I am lucky enough to win this. I like the idea of adding mascorpone cheese and walnuts to the mac and cheese. Never done that but will try that out :)

ICook4Fun said...

Like you at FB :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I don't have any Le Creuset yet, and it'll be great to have some, yes some. Hahaha!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Liked u on FB too!

Nelly Rodriguez said...

What a lovely giveaway, and a delicious looking mac and cheese!

Nelly Rodriguez said...

I like you on FB

Nelly Rodriguez said...

I like Wayfair on FB

Nelly Rodriguez said...

I tweeted!

Stephanie said...

my sister would love those!

Stephanie said...

my sister would love those!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful color. Can't wait to try this recipe!

Liked on Facebook.

Jen said...

I would love these.

Anonymous said...

Delicious!

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pietra said...

Likes Wayfair on FB.
Love these, so cute and the food doesn't look bad either, YUM! ☮

Empire said...

Looks delicious!

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jaz@octoberfarm said...

this looks great. as soon as i get some beaufort i will be making it!

AVEUNIK said...

mmmmm looks so yummy! And those little cocottes are just adorable!

Kate said...

What a sweet giveaway!

Caroline said...

Looks delicious and so gorgeous!

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Caroline said...

Liked Kokken on Facebook!

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Caroline said...

Liked Wayfair :)

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Caroline said...

followed and tweeted!

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La Table De Nana said...

Piled high..it looks like an invitation..what gorgeous photos.You did the company proud.
Oh I bet this is so good.

MommyTanya said...

pick me!

MommyTanya said...

i'm liked korkken on facebook

MommyTanya said...

i liked wayfair on facebook

Annie said...

Looks yummy- I love le creuset things

ep said...

Looks delicious, can't wait to try the recipe.

Debbie H. said...

I love mac and cheese ... Especially in Le Creuset! debbmarie@me.com

Kateball said...

Looks fantastic! There's something fun and comforting about eating straight out of the vessel in which your meal was cooked! These cocottes are just great!

Kate
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Fernanda B de Mattos said...

The mac and cheese looks amazing!

and I would love to be able to make it in little cocottes =)

Fernanda
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Erica said...

Cheesy delicious comfort food + fabulous Le Creuset cookwear = too good to pass up. Yum Yum.

Erin said...

Looks so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Erica said...

I like Køkken on facebook!!

Erica said...

I now like Wayfair on facebook!

Erica said...

This tweeter just tweeted about you on facebook!

And just in case
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gabby said...

mmm. i love mac and cheese, can't wait to try it.

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Stef said...

Mac and cheese is delicious, but I'm sure it's even more delicious in cute Le Creuset mini cocottes!

Stef said...

I like Kokken on facebook!

Stef said...

I like Wayfair on Facebook!

Stef said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/kaori_ikeda01/status/143453508279091200

Karen said...

I love Le Creuset. I have two small items and would love to add to them.

Karen said...

I liked Kokken on Facebook

Karen said...

I liked Wayfair on Facebook

Karen said...

I kiked Kokken69 on Twitter and Tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/Kmmlynch/status/143460860558446592

angelica said...

these are adorable! i would love to cook individual pot pies in them!

Donald Arthur said...

I love it! Beaufort changed my life. Liked on Facebook.

Brianna said...

Love Le Creuset and Mac and cheese!

Nicole said...

This mac and cheese looks amazing, it is a winter staple for my husband and me so I am always looking for variations to try, thanks!

Willow said...

Looks delicious! Especially in those little Le Crueset's. Thanks for sharing!

Torviewtoronto said...

following you and would like to enter this giveaway
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Canada

Memória said...

Your mac-n-cheese looks gorgeous. I've never tried Beaufort cheese. Now I'm curious.

Becca said...

I found your blog through foodgawker and the mac and cheese stopped me dead in my tracks. I have never been a fan of mac and cheese (all because of that stupid kraft box mix) but this recipe sounds promising and it looks so tasty! I'll have to try it very soon.

Willow said...

Following, and tweeted the message! :)

Jen said...

That looks delicious, and the little dishes are so cute!

Culinary Couture said...

Ive only had mac n cheese once my whole life! imagine that?

CurlyHairDay said...

This looks so scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Can't wait to try the recipe.

Melissa
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Heather said...

This Mac and Cheese looks amazing!!

Heather said...

I now follow @Køkken69 on Twitter and I tweeted the about the giveaway.

angela said...

mac & cheese is one of my favorites. i am also a big fan of le creuset, my grill pan is one of my best investments! Thanks for this opportunity.

Letitia A said...

yum. you can never go wrong with le creuset or macaroni and cheese!

c h a n t i l e said...

Looks absolutely yummy!!

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Andrea said...

I would love to win an awesome Le Creuset product like this! I love anything in one serving form like this. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Andrea said...

I like you on Facebook!

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y said...

looks awesome

Andrea said...

I like Wayfair on Facebook!

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Andrew Latham said...

This looks fantastic... def will be getting my hands on some of these cocottes regardless of whether I win some or not.

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Andrea said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted! :)

zuminyourself [at] hotmail [dot] com

CNap said...

Looks wonderful!!

shay said...

One of my ultimate favorite home-made meals when I was a child was mac & cheese!! Still in college today I refuse to get the boxed mac & cheese! This is the cutest set I have seen especially when I see you making mac & cheese in them .... it gets me in the baking mood!

-Shalee

Shayelln89@gmail.com

Passionate About Baking said...

Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. The best macaroni and cheese I had was at Famous Dave's BBQ in Times Square. It was really very nice. You should try it the next time you go. I'm missing it now...

Christina said...

This looks really interesting! I'll have to try it! And I LOVE mini cocettes!!! I have 2 lavender ones but would love some more!

Andrew Latham said...

I like Køkken on facebook.

Emily said...

This looks like such a yummy recipe!! Can't wait to try it!

Andrew Latham said...

I now like Wayfair on Facebook.

Nazz said...

Yum! Looks delish ! Would love to own a le cresuet !

MomWhatsForDinner said...

Yum. Love the recipe.
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Anne E said...

looks addictive! yum!

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Anne E said...

following wayfair on facebook!

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Anne E said...

following kokken on facebook!

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Mouse said...

Would love a set of these! Grapefruitorama(at)gmail :)

dave said...

I wish I had some of that mac and cheese right now. Looks awesome!!

Anonymous said...

those are the most adorable mac and cheeses!

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Anonymous said...

Love it!
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Rebecca said...

That macaroni looks delicious. I've never owned anything Le Creuset, so I'd love to start a collection <3

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Cookie and Kate said...

I adore Le Creuset products. Those cocottes are too cute!

Ming said...

Looks Yummy!

Jaclyn said...

I liked kokken on facebook.

uberjoi said...

oh my, yes please! x

Jaclyn said...

I liked wayfair on facebook. Great post and beautiful pictures! Thanks! cookingclassy.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Awesome dishes! It'd be great to win them!

Alyssa said...

I like your site on Facebook

Jane Ko said...

Yum! You've definitely taken mac n cheese to another level

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Jane Ko said...

I've liked Kokken on FB!

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jane@atasteofkoko.com

Jane Ko said...

I've liked Wayfair on FB

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squirrelbread said...

Beaufort cheese would be an amazing addition to an already over-the-top macaroni and cheese. I love the walnut crunch as well.

Cheers,

*Heather*

squirrelbread said...

Following on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

Candace said...

i LOVE trying different cheeses in mac & cheese. smoked gouda is my favorite so far but i'll have to give this recipe a run!

Candace said...

i follow you on twitter!

Candace said...

i tweeted about the giveaway!!

Candace said...

i "liked" you on facebook!

Candace said...

i "liked" wayfair as well!

Katie said...

I love these, they are adorable! And that mac and cheese is begging me to make it.

Katie said...

I liked Kokken on facebook!

Katie said...

I liked wayfair on facebook too!

Carrie said...

Big Wayfair fan and LeCreuset fan. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

foolmoon said...

Le Creuset does have some amazing colors this year. This mac and cheese looks dreamy - I think I'll add it to next week's menu, but I'm probably going to have to sub the cheese with gruyere

TK said...

These cocottes are on my wishlist!

TOng said...

Yeaaaa I love mac and cheeseee :)

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Tgirlgoddammit said...

So want to win some of those.

Tgirlgoddammit said...

Liked Kokken on Facebook.

Tgirlgoddammit said...

Liked wayfair on Facebook too.

Sarah O. said...

This mac and cheese looks divine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

Mac and Cheese is my all time favourite comfort food. I am a collector of Mac and Cheese recipes and I've tried them all. I am definetly going to be adding this one to my collection. The little pots just makes it look like it tastes even better.

Thank
Heather Hoffman
Heather.Hoffman@ontario.ca

tigerfish said...

The addition of walnuts is interesting! So Mac and Cheese can be "brain" food too! kekeke...

tigerfish said...

Just "like" you on FB :p

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

I'd never think to add walnuts to mac n cheese! this sounds and looks fantastic. Thanks for the lovely recipe. I'm always looking for new pasta options :)

myteebay said...

When I first married, my mother-in-law passed on to me a Le Creuset dutch oven. Twenty-three years later, it is still the work-horse in my kitchen.

Emily said...

I like Kokken on facebook.

MARGARET said...

Never tried Beaufort, but I do love Gruyere. :-) Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

xo,
Margaret
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Anonymous said...

this looks amazing! definitely have to do this soon.

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vanillaextrachel said...

Looks delicious!

vanillaextrachel said...

I liked Kokken on facebook!

vanillaextrachel said...

I liked Wayfair on facebook!

vanillaextrachel said...

I am following you on Twitter and retweeted your message

Jane Chew said...

WOW!!! This mac and cheese looks divine. I love it!

Joanne said...

Sigh. I do love mac and cheese. And this looks especially cheesy delicious. Swoon.

Anh said...

I just liked your Facebook page. Beautiful pics.

Ashley said...

That looks so good!

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Ashley said...

I like wayfair on fb.

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Ashley said...

I like you on fb.

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LiLi said...

Delicious!!

LiLi said...

Your mac & cheese looks aaaamaazing!

Emily said...

I liked Wayfair on facebook!

Lauren said...

These are so cute! I'd love to make mac and cheese in them

The Knapps said...

I love mac n cheese! Would be great to make in these :)

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Indonesia Eats said...

Thinking about lobster mac & cheese with gruyere. I love Le Creuset.

Indonesia Eats said...

I liked your FB :)

Indonesia Eats said...

I liked Wayfair

Indonesia Eats said...

I followed your twitter long time ago and tweet the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/IndonesiaEats/status/144814490117095424

Yummy Bakes said...

Sweet giveaway. Beautiful pics

Sem said...

I'm sure the dish is lovely expecially on a cold rainy day.
Merry Christmas.

Sem said...

Hi, I haveliked you in FB.

Deb said...

The Mac 'n Cheese is very elegant in the cocottes! I am intrigued to learn about Beaufort cheese, which is new to me.

hahnak said...

thanks for both this recipe and this giveaway!!!

hahnak said...

i Like Køkken on Facebook!!!

hahnak said...

i already like wayfair on fb!

hahnak said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/melonpanchan2/status/145039382414495744

Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

Shhh! I really want this set! My hubby doesn't know, but I have been secretly pining for them for a while now (in cherry, if you want to know) thank you for this giveaway!

Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

I like you on Facebook!

Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

I like Wayfair on Facebook.

Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

Followed on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/40somethngbride/status/145138144994529281

DeniseL said...

What a great giveaway! And the recipe looks absolutely delish :)

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Leigh said...

Mac n cheese is my ultimate comfort food- and adding delicious cheeses makes it even better! Can't wait to try :) Winning mini-cocottes would only make it better!

Leigh said...

I like Kokken on FB!

Leigh said...

I also like Wayfair on Facebook

angela@spinachtiger said...

Mac N Cheese with blue cheese sounds incredible. Adorable mini-cocottes would be great to win.

Dinh-er said...

The food looks amazing, and the little Le Creusets are adorable! :)

Dinh-er said...

Just liked Køkken on Facebook! :)

Dinh-er said...

Just liked Wayfair on Facebook! :)

Shu Han said...

what a great great giveaway!! please enter me (: i will make loads of nice things and send them to you haha x

RoChele said...

I would love to try this!

RoChele said...

I also "liked" Wayfair on FB.

RoChele said...

And Kokken on FB! :)

edmontonjb said...

Your mac n cheese looks amazing! I am defnitely giving it a try.

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edmontonjb said...

I like kokken on facebook as Jb Hartling

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edmontonjb said...

I like wayfair on facebook as Jb Hartling

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蓝色小厨 said...

I hope I am a lucky one~~~

Emily Noble said...

I love Mac & Cheese! And Le Creuset!

Emily Noble said...

I "liked" Kokken on Facebook!!

Emily said...

I like Wayfair on facebook!

Emily said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted!!

Anonymous said...

like kokken @ blogspot.com because I enjoy reading how you share your view about food from different countries. Have a few Le Creuset, but not the mini cocottes.

Anonymous said...

like kokken@blogspot.com because I enjoy to read how you share your food view from different countries. Have a few Le Creuset but not mini cocottes. mharian@juno.com

Niki said...

Those are so cute! I'd love to win them!! And your Mac and cheese looks amazing.

the happy chef said...

That looks delish!

Mariza said...

These are so cute!

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