Our trend of vegetable rich meals was furthered with a hearty dish of cauliflower cheese after a particularly nice looking cauliflower caught my daughters eye at the supermarket. Not feeling overly much like any meat we decided that a big bowl of cauliflower cheese on its own would suffice for dinner, so that is what we did.
I think the addition of nutmeg to this recipe should be optional, I am not sure that I love the flavour, I think if you do choose to use it then you need to be very careful that you don’t over do it. No-one wants cauliflower cheese that tastes like it is trying to be a custard.
1 large Cauliflower, trimmed
300 ml Milk
3 Tbsp Plain flour
100g Cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and black pepper
Mustard powder pinch
Grated nutmeg pinch
Cook the cauliflower in boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Drain and place in a flameproof dish.
Meanwhile, place the milk, flour and butter in a saucepan.
Heat, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.
Cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add about three-quarters of the grated cheese to the sauce.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the mustard and nutmeg.
Stir and cook for another minute.
Pour the sauce over the cauliflower. Sprinkle the remaining cheese
over the sauce. Grill until golden.