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Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Cheese

Yes, an old classic, served in many a restaurant or pub, yet seldomly cooked well. I find that cauliflower cheese is a top dish which is excellent served with meat, fish or on it's own. Get it right and this simple dish is a winner on anyones plate. Cauliflower Cheese
Serves:  4 - 6
Preparation Time:  10 - 15 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
1 large cauliflower, trimmed of outer leaves and cut into florets
300ml ( pint) milk
110g (4oz) cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp plain flour
50g (2oz) butter
25g (1oz) fresh breadcrumbs
tsp mustard
a pinch of grated nutmeg
salt & black pepper
1. Trim the cauliflower and boil in salted water for 10-15 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and place in a flameproof dish.

2. Add the milk, flour and butter to a saucepan and heat, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth. Allow to simmer for a further 2 minutes.

3. Add three-quarters of the grated cheese, mustard, a pinch of nutmeg and seasoning.
Cook for further minute stirring well.

4. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower.

5. Mix the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs together, sprinkle over the top and place under a hot grill until golden brown.

6. Serve immediately.
When buying cauliflower, choose those with pure white heads, no discolouration and crisp green outer leaves. The colour of the base is a good sign of how recently it was picked - the whiter, the fresher.
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