Step 1Combine the bread crumbs, butter and pepper. Set aside.
Step 1Prepare the macaroni according to package directions, cooking it so it's a tad on the firm side. Drain and set aside.
Step 2Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 4-quart casserole.
Step 3Toss the cooked macaroni with the cheese, eggs, milk, butter, salt and black pepper to taste, paprika and cayenne and spoon it into the casserole. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the top.
Step 4Bake the macaroni until it's golden brown and bubbling on the sides, 25 to 30 minutes.