Monday, April 30, 2012

Cauliflower Cheese with a kick...

Cauliflower Cheese with a kick...
One of my favourite dishes... a family favourite comfort food.
  • Steam your cauliflower and place in a shallow oven proof dish... for the kick (metabolism starter)I add a very light dusting of cayenne pepper to the top of the cauliflower before adding the cheese sauce... this step can be left out if the kids don't like the kick.
  • In another saucepan you will need to make a white sauce to which we will add cheese to turn it into a cheese sauce by bringing to the simmer about a litre of milk, about 50 grams of butter, fresh cracked pepper and salt. Just before boiling point very gradually add about 6 teaspoons of cornflour that you dissolved into a slurry with a little cold milk. Stop adding when your sauce has reached a nice thickness... continue to stir for about one minute while cooking the cornflour through and then remove from the heat.
  • While still hot add about a cup full of grated cheeses of your choice... I have used Parmesan, tasty and a little mozzarella.
  • Pour the cheese sauce evenly over the top of the cauliflower making sure to cover it all completely... sprinkle the top with a little good quality breadcrumb and more of the grated cheeses and bake until golden brown.

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