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#224 Cauliflower Cheese | Recipe

November 22, 2014

Cauliflower Cheese_Miss Pond

I saw this recipe on Sunday Brunch last weekend. I’d been craving cauliflower cheese for a while and this just sealed it’s place in this weeks meal plan. I have to admit the original recipe by Gizzi Erksine is slightly altered, I couldn’t get baby cauliflower and neither could I be bothered to make the fried shallots. BUT. The dish was still absolutely delicious and Gizzi is right, you don’t get that nasty cauliflower smell by making it this way! Mr W had made a beautiful beef stew and it was the most amazing accompaniment to his dish.

Cauliflower Cheese
(Serves 4)

  • 90g butter
  • Large cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 40g plain flour
  • 600ml whole milk
  • 1tsp English mustard powder
  • Generous pinch of black pepper (ground)
  • 80g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 80g parmesan, grated
  1. Pre heat the oven to 220C, rub the cauliflower florets with 50g of the butter. Place in to the oven and roast for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  2. During this time make a white sauce, heat the remaining butter in a pan on the hob until bubbly and golden, add in the flour and form a roux. Then whisk in the milk little by little until all is added- do not worry if your sauce is thin here! Add in the ground pepper and mustard and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick.
  3. Take the sauce off the heat, now stir in 3/4 of the cheese into the sauce until well combined.
  4. Remove the cauliflower from the oven, pour the sauce all over and then finish by sprinkling the remaining cheese over the top.
  5. Put the cauliflower cheese back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
  6. Devour with beef stew, meat pie, roast dinner or if you’re feeling naughty devour the lot as a main! Mr W could not get enough 🙂

Let me know if you give it a go,


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  • Reply Katie January 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I’m a bit naughty with veggies and afraid to try them but I always think that cauliflower cheese could be a good place to start! the stew looks delish too! x

    • Reply MissPond January 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Oh man I’m a veggie fiend! I think it’s about finding a way you like them cooked 🙂 You should def give the cauliflower cheese ago though! x

  • Reply keeleyphatcupcake January 5, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Oh this looks yummy! If only I could eat flour… I might try a version without carbs 😉 x

    • Reply MissPond January 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      I assume you could use ricotta or cottage cheese? Roasting the cauliflower is definitely the way forward though- which you could use coconut oil for 🙂

  • Reply Maria November 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I LOVE cauliflower cheese but haven;t made it for ages, I think I need to try this during the week!

    Maria xxx

    • Reply MissPond November 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Let me know if you give it a go! It’s back on our meal planner for next week 🙂 x

  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca November 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I love cauliflower cheese with fish, chips and peas – yours looks amazing.

    • Reply MissPond November 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Oooh I’ve never had it with fish and chips! 🙂

  • Reply jasmincharlotte November 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I haven’t had cauliflower cheese for years!! Thanks for sharing, I need to make, especially over the Christmas season 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply MissPond November 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Oh my god do it! You will not regret 🙂 x

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