A reliable old favorite good served with beef, lamb, or ham, hot or cold or as a buffet dish. If the recipe is doubled, allow a little longer time for baking.
Cook the macaroni, broken in 2-inch pieces in 2 quarts boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt for 9-12 minutes or until soft. Rinse thoroughly in cold water and arrange layers of macaroni with cheese and cream sauce in a buttered baking dish, ending with a layer of cheese. Sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs on top, dot with paprika and just before serving brown for 20-25 minutes in a 375 degree F oven.
Melt the butter over low heat and blend in the flour. Add the milk gradually and stir until thick and smooth. Add the cream and simmer for 5 minutes to cook the flour. Season with the salt and pepper. Makes 2 cups.