Cauliflower Cheese

tonight for dinner we had a ribeye steak and i served this cauliflower cheese with it which was really good and really rich. it is almost like eating cheese fondue with a little bit of cauliflower in it. mmm... i found this in a new cookbook i bought recently, which might be one of my new favourites. here's the recipe...

...recipe from Feast: Food to Celebrate Life by Nigella Lawson
1 large head of cauliflower
2 bay leaves
110 grams butter
2 teaspoons english mustard or dijon
50 grams flour
500 milliliters milk
275 grams strong cheddar, grated
50 grams strong cheddar, grated for sprinkling

Cut the cauliflower into small florets and and put in a saucepan with cold water and bay leaves. Sprinkle with salt. Bring to a boil, then drain and then refresh with cold water. Let the water drain in a colander. Then put the cauliflower in an even layer in an ovenproof dish.

Preheat your oven to 220 C. To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan and then whisk in flour and mustard, and cook over a gentle heat for 5 minutes. Whisk in the milk off of the heat, and then put it back on the heat and keep stirring until it becomes thick and begins to bubble.

Sprinkle in the 275 grams grated cheese and stir over heat until it has melted into the sauce. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower in the dish, and scatter remaining cheese over the top. Cook for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is hot and bubbly and the cheese has browned slightly on the top.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would you convert this to "American" recipe language? It looks and sounds fabulous!


6:56 PM  
Blogger Somer said...

i'll see if i can work on converting this for you geniene.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Somer said...

Here is my attempt to convert this to american measurements.
1 large head of cauliflower
2 bay leaves
1 stick of butter
2 teaspoons english mustard (i just used dijon)
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
3/4 lb. strong cheddar, grated, plus a little bit more for sprinkling
Preheat your oven to about 450 F.

Hope this helps.

4:11 PM  

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