Thursday, 7 June 2007

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

When I made this for my hubby tonight he was over the moon! Probably because it is the best cauliflower cheese recipe ever! Give it a try and see :)



For the Rue
Large tsp Butter
1 Large Tbsp Plain Flour
Milk
Pinch Salt
Pinch Pepper
approx 50g Cheshire cheese(grated)
approx50g Leerdamma Cheese(Grated)

For the Main
Half Tin Peas
2-3 Handfuls Spiral Pasta
Half Cauliflower(chopped small)



First boil your cauliflower in salted water.





When it is starting to go soft add your spiral twirls.




Once they are almost cooked add your peas and stir, turn down the heat.



For the rue melt the butter with the flour and stir well.




Gradually keep adding milk and stiring well.



Add and small pinch of salt and pepper to your liking. You want the consistency of a pancake batter - not too thick not too thin .


Your flour lumps should have dissolved. If by now it is still a little lumpy don't worry, strain it through a sieve to remove lumps and return it to the pan. Now add your grated cheese and stir well.


You should be left with medium thick sauce with no lumps.





In a bowl stir your cheesy rue sauce into your cauliflower mix - I also sprinkled in some Parmesan cheese here.




Serve as it is and Enjoy!

18 comments:

Kajal said...

First to comment........Wow very nice presentation with nice dish.....Great work.........cauliflower with cheese nice idea…..Thanks for sharing.:)

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

Jeena said...

Hi Kajal glad you like it thanks for visiting :)

Carolina said...

Great new take on mac 'n cheese! I love cauliflower, and this is a good for those people who don't like it as much.. mix it with cheese sauce and pasta!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so good...Love it...Nice procedure for recipe..

Sharmi said...

that is a cheesy recipe:) looks so good.

priar's, said...

Hi jeena,
yeh..... different one cheese with cauliflower.Nice one to try.

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi good heese recipe..i love cheese...n califlower with cheese is new idea....cooool

Sukanya said...

Hi jeena,

Found out today (very belatedly that you have stopped by at Timid Cook). Thanks. Like the recipes you've got. Am def coming back for a better look and timidly, trying a few!

Sharmi said...

hey honey where are you?

Richa said...

that looks yum :) cheese & cauliflower, what's not to like :) i've tried mix veg with this kind of cheese sauce, was pretty good! next time will try with only cauliflower!!

Vcuisine said...

It is mouthwatering Jeena. Viji

Raaga said...

Long time no see... hope all's well Jeena

Raaga said...

Hello Jeena... haven't seen you around for ages. I do hope all is well.

Saju said...

I love cauliflour cheese, the addition of peas are a good idea.
thanks for sharing

Rachel said...

lovely blog..love the way you give importance to each step by putting up pics pertaining to that step...

QUEY2 said...

HI,
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT RECIPE, BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE CHEESES YOU HAVE IN THE RECIPE. IS THERE SOMETHING SIMILAR YOU WOULD USE?

Jeena said...

Hi there Quey2 thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheshire cheese is very crumbly and white in colour, you cab basically use which ever cheese that you like in a white sauce as long as it is not a soft cheese, one that can be easily grated, just pick your favourite one. :-)

Anonymous said...

i bought a cauliflower hoping for a perfect recipe. this is the one, but i'm using frozen peas for less salt. what a perfect dish.