Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Week 13- Cauliflower Cheese

Hi, and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. This week our recipe is for an old favourite - "Cauliflower Cheese" with the addition of Stilton Cheese to give it a kick! A lovely light lunch or supper dish.


(serves 4)


l Large Cauliflower (about 1 lb)(450g)

4oz Mature Cheddar Cheese (grated)

3oz Stilton (crumbled)

2oz Butter

2oz Flour

400ml Milk (about 3/4 Pint)

salt & pepper to taste

Chopped Parsley for garnish


Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

Take the cauliflower and separate into florets. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the cauliflower florets, simmer for 5 minutes. Drain immediately.

In another pan, melt the butter, stir in flour, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the milk, keeping the sauce smooth. When all the milk has been added return to heat and simmer for 1 minute. Stir again, and the sauce should thicken. Remove from heat.

Add 3oz of the Cheddar (keep 1oz for the topping) and stir. Add the crumbled Stilton Cheese and stir thoroughly. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Place the cauliflower florets in an ovenproof dish, pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower and sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar Cheese.

Bake in oven for 25 - 30 minutes until golden. Sprinkle with chopped Parsley. Serve hot.

Serve with wholemeal rolls.