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Cauliflower Cheese

Cowbridge Kitchen

Cauliflower Cheese is made by baking Cauliflower Florets in a Cheese Sauce. The type of Cheese you use in this recipe is up to you. I have used a strong Cheddar for its distinctive flavour.

Some recipes add Stilton Cheese to the Cheese Sauce as this gives the dish a strong distinctive flavour.

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You can make this in 30 minutes
10 mins Prep.
20 minutes
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This is per
200 g

Caolories: 135
Protein: 7.6g
Fat: 7.1g
Carbohydrates: 9.3g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 4.1g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This will serve 2 people Table for Two Servings
Easy : A complete novice can make this recipe Chefs hat Difficulty
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This is sometimes made with broccoli and cauliflower.

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Cost to make:
£4.92/ $6.23(Est.)

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    Cauliflower Cheese

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    Cauliflower Cheese first appeared around 1861 when the recipe was used as a side on a traditional Sunday Roast. Today Cauliflower Cheese is more a Vegetarian dish that can be eaten on its own as a light snack, but it is still popular on a Sunday Lunch.

    Some variations of this Classic Dish include Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese and a Breadcrumb topping on the sauce is also popular.

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    1 Small Cauliflower
    100g Grated Cheese
    30g Butter
    25g Flour
    250ml Milk
    1/4 tsp Nutmeg
    Pinch Black pepper

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets so that you have more than a dozen pieces then put the florets into a pan of salted water and boil for 7 minutes.
    2. While the cauliflower is boiling make the cheese sauce in a separate pan by first melting the butter.
    3. Mix the flour, pepper and nutmeg together in a small bowl.
    4. When the butter is melted add the Flower, Pepper & Nutmeg mix into the butter and whisk together to form a roux.
    5. Heat the milk in a microwave for a few minutes so that it is warm then whisk it into the roux to form a thick white sauce.
    6. Finally add the grated cheese into the pan and let it melt into the sauce.
    7. When the Cauliflower has been boiling for 7 minutes drain it out of the pan into a colander and let it dry for a few minutes.
    8. Put the cauliflower into an oven dish then pour the hot cheese sauce over the top so that it fully covers the cauliflower.
    9. Put the dish in a pre heated oven @200c or an Air-fryer at 180c and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the top of the dish is lightly browned.
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    Chefs Tips

    Replace 25% of the cheese with Stilton for a much stronger flavour

    This recipe can be made with half Cauliflower and half Broccoli for a Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese.

    Once this dish is cooked you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

    Some people like to add Broccoli to this dish, it is your choice.Add+
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