Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • For the sauce:
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • few peppercorns
  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour
  • Pinch of mustard powder or ½ tsp of mustard
  • 100g mature cheddar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil.
  3. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender.
  4. Drain and put in a large ovenproof dish.
  5. For the sauce, pour the milk into a saucepan and add the bay leaves and peppercorns.
  6. Bring almost to the boil then remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter.
  8. Stir in the flour and mustard powder.
  9. Beat until smooth then cook out until it reaches a sandy texture.
  10. Strain the milk and gradually add it to the pan.
  11. Beat until smooth before adding more milk.
  12. As the mixture loosens you can add the milk in larger quantities until it is all added.
  13. Add 75g of the cheese and stir until melted.
  14. Season.
  15. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  16. Bake for 30 mins, or until the top is golden and bubbling.


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