1/4 pound macaroni

1/4 pound cheese

2 tablespoonfuls oil or butter

2 tablespoonfuls flour

1/2 pint milk

1 teaspoonful salt

1 saltspoonful pepper

Break the macaroni into lengths of two inches. Drop into a kettle of boiling salted water and boil rapidly thirty minutes; drain, throw into cold water. Grate the cheese; rub the butter and flour together, add the milk, stir until boiling, then add the salt and pepper. Drain the macaroni; put a layer in the bottom of a baking-dish, then a layer of cheese, another layer of macaroni, then cheese, until the dish is filled. Pour over the white sauce, dust thickly with bread-crumbs and bake twenty minutes in a moderately quick oven.