Alice is

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mac & cheese picnic slice

serves 8 at a picnic Preparation Time: 15mins Cooking Time: 1 hour

You will need: 500g spaghetti or macaroni 3 eggs, beaten 200g feta cheese, crumbled 100g gruyere cheese, grated 200g crème fraîche 2 garlic cloves, minced a handful of ham, finely chopped (I used parma) 1 tbsp olive oil

Make it! Pre-heat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3. Cook the spaghetti for 8 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse under cold water to cool it down. Beat the eggs in a bowl, crumble in the feta, gruyere, crème fraîche, garlic and ham. Toss the spaghetti through and season well. Lightly olive oil your baking tin (a loaf tin works well) and add the spaghetti, push it down a little so it’s densely packed. Bake for about an hour. Leave to cool, then turn out and slice.

These are some recipes collected over the years in kitchens. They are mainly in note form, hence rough, and often scribbled down like a madwoman. Contact me if it’s all too confusing!