Cauliflower Cheese

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Cauliflower Cheese
January 2, 2021
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Cauliflower Cheese

An exciting twist to this classic comforting side dish. Roasted cauliflower bathed in a creamy and cheesy sauce, and then topped with crunchy quinoa and mildly spicy jalapeños.

Serving

4 People

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Equipment

  • Saucepans
  • Oven
  • Baking trays
  • Sieve
  • Serving bowl

Ingredients

      • 1 cauliflower head
      • 25g butter
      • 25g flour
      • 500ml milk
      • 100g grated parmesan
      • 2 tablespoons mustard
      • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
      • 40g cooked quinoa
      • 70g feta cheese
      • 1 Jalapeño
      • Black pepper
      • Optional: Deep-fried sage
      • Thyme
      • Bay leaf
      • 1 clove garlic
      • 1/2 onion

Instructions

  • 1 Prepare the milk infusion. Combine the milk, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, and onion in a saucepan. Bring up to the boil. When it comes up to the boil, turn off the heat and leave for a minute giving time for the milk to get infused. After that, pass through a sieve into a bowl.
  • 2 Roast the cauliflower. Preheat the oven to 200. Cut the cauliflower florets into even-sized pieces and lay them all on the tray. Roast for 10-12 minutes. After that, take it out of the oven and then transfer to another baking tray, completely filling the gaps.
  • 3 Make the Béchamel sauce. Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour. Mix into a roux. Gradually add the milk infusion into the pan while mixing everything well between each addition. Cook until the sauce is smooth, without lumps, and thick. Bring up to the boil. Add mustard, mascarpone cheese, parmesan cheese, and black pepper, and continue mixing. Just before the sauce is done, add the egg yolk and continue mixing until the sauce is thick and creamy.
  • 4 Add toppings to the cauliflower. Pour the Béchamel sauce over the roasted cauliflower. Sprinkle the feta cheese, quinoa, and jalapeño on top. Put back into the oven and roast for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower top gets a golden-brown crust and is bubbling. When done, take the dish out of the oven and then sprinkle some sage leaves on top.
  • 5 Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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