Cauliflower Cheese

Pure indulgence

1 Hour

Serves 8

What you'll need…

  • 1 Large cauliflower
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 75g Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons plain flour
  • 400ml Whole milk
  • 400ml Double cream
  • 150g Grated cheddar
  • Nutmeg
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The method


Break your Cauliflower into florets then heat your oven to 200°C.


Place the florets into a large bowl with the olive oil and toss to ensure each floret is coated. Season well. Then transfer onto a large baking tray. Roast for 20 minutes until lightly charred. Allow to cool slightly and turn down the oven to 180°C.


Put the butter into a pan over a medium heat, once melted and foaming, add in the flour. Continue to stir for around 5 minutes until the butter is golden brown.


Put the milk and cream into a measuring jug. Turn down the heat and add a splash of the milk/cream mixture and stir quickly. Keep adding the mixture 2-3 tablespoons at a time, stirring well. Continue until you have a thick, smooth sauce.


Continue to cook for around 15 minutes more, then remove from the heat and add in the cheddar. Add a pinch of nutmeg and season well.


Place the cauliflower florets into a deep baking dish and pour over the sauce. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and bubbling. Enjoy!

Recipe from Olive

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