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Classic cauliflower cheese Recipe

A real British family favourite - learn to make a roux sauce and combine with cheddar and gruyère cheeses to coat blanched cauliflower florets. Mix the sauce through the vegetables and top with Parmesan before baking in the oven until golden brown! A perfect accompaniment to many a meal!

  • Preparation
    15mins
  • Cooking time
    40mins
  • Rest time
    10mins
Rate this recipe
(12 votes) 4.6/5
Ingredients
Pour people
  • For the vegetables
  • Cauliflower : 2 whole
  • For the sauce
  • Plain flour : 100 g
  • Unsalted butter : 100 g
  • Semi-skimmed milk : 800 ml
  • Double cream : 200 ml
  • White cheddar : 200 g
  • Gruyere : 100 g
  • Parmesan : 50 g
  • Grated nutmeg : 5 g
  • Cayenne pepper : 5 g
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
Method
  • 1. PREPARE THE CAULIFLOWER

    Cut the cauliflowers into florets and blanch in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and cool.

  • 2. FOR THE SAUCE

    Grate the two cheeses.

    Warm the milk in a saucepan but do not boil. Place the butter and flour in a separate pan and cook until golden. Add the warm a little at a time, stirring constantly until you have a thick sauce. Add the double cream and season with salt and pepper. Add the grated cheddar, gruyère and then grate in the nutmeg. Stir to melt the cheese and create a smooth sauce.

  • 3. TO COOK

    Preheat the oven to 200'C. Mix the cauliflower through the cheese sauce and place in a baking dish. Grate the Parmesan on top, sprinkle with cayenne and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Chef's tip

«Sprinkle bread crumbs on top to give an even crunchier finish to this dish. You can also add bacon bits or broccoli to vary the flavours.»

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