Traditional English Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese – Gratin Recipe

Traditional English Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese – Gratin Recipe

Total Time

00:40 mins

Preparation 00:15 mins

Cooking 00:25 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 300 ml milk
  • 220 g mature cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 25 g fresh breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried english mustard (colman's)
  • nutmeg
  • salt and black pepper

Preparation of the recipe:

*If oven baking, pre-heat oven to 225C or 450°F.

Trim the cauliflower & break into small florets.

Boil in salted water for 10-15 minutes or until just tender.

Drain in a colander and then place in a buttered ovenproof baking dish.

Add the milk, flour and butter to a saucepan.

Heat and whisking with a wire whisk continuously until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.

Allow to simmer for a further 2 minutes.

Add three-quarters of the grated cheese, mustard, a pinch of nutmeg and seasoning.

Cook for further minute stirring well.

Pour the sauce over the cauliflower.

Mix the remaining cheese, and breadcrumbs, if using, together, sprinkle over the top.

Place under a hot grill until golden brown, OR, bake in a pre-heated oven 225C/450F for about 15 to 25 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

Serve immediately.

Source: Food.com: Traditional English Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese – Gratin Recipe