Makes 2 small helpings
500ml boiling water
1 organic chicken stock cube
1 handful small pasta shapes (I used small macaroni)
Crumble the stock cube into a small pan with the boiling water and stir to dissolve. Add a heaped handful of pasta shapes and boil according to the instructions on the packet. I have noticed that the pasta we buy on holiday in France has a cooking time for 'al dente' and another for 'fondante' or melt in the mouth. In this sick bed food I think you want the pasta meltingly soft so add a minute or so to the cooking time. Once ready, pour into a deep bowl or mug and grate over some strong cheddar, reinstall yourself on the sofa, and get stuck into iPlayer.