Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente
While the pasta
is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk
in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion
, bay leaf, and paprika
for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf
Temper in the egg
. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese
. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish
. Top with remaining cheese.Melt
the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
Remember to save leftovers for fried Macaroni