Hello peeps! Today I am thrilled to share a non-Greek recipe for a change. During the holidays my British husband asked me to make cauliflower cheese, a British meal that I was taught by my mother-in-law how to cook. A few of my Facebook friends asked for the recipe when I posted a photo so this is to share it with everyone in one go.
Cauliflower cheese is wholesome, delicious, easy to make and great comfort food on a cold day!
1 medium cauliflower cut into florets. If florets too large, cut in half.
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter (40gr)
450 ml milk
3 rashers of bacon (chopped)
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil (for frying)
1 onion chopped
120 gr of yellow cheese (Mature Cheddar is the traditional choice!)
1-2 teaspoons of mustard
Fry the onion and the bacon in the olive oil in medium heat till soft (about 5 minutes). Set aside in the pan.
Boil the cauliflower florets in salted water for 7 minutes. Drain WELL. Place florets in baking dish and spoon the onion and bacon mixture (with the oil) on top.
Place the milk in a measuring jug and warm it up slightly in the microwave. Pour a little quantity in a cup and mix it with the mustard. Set both aside.
Melt the butter in a pot. Add the flour and, using an egg whisker, keep stirring in medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the milk slowly from the jug and the cup. Bring back to the stove and simmer for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally (uncovered).
Remove from heat. Add 3/4 of the cheese, salt and pepper. If your sauce got too thick, add some milk from the fridge and stir well.
Pour the sauce over the cauliflower. Add the rest of the cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven on a lower self (I use the 2nd from the bottom) at 190 degrees C with grill and air for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
My husband feels compelled to have this meal ‘like mom used to make’ – i.e. with a generous drizzle of Worcester Sauce, but it’s an optional ingredient. Try it with fries (‘chips’, in the UK) and a green salad! Enjoy 🙂
Note: As always, you get to decide how rich versus healthy you wish to enjoy your food. For a healthier version, use even less or no bacon, as well as low fat milk and cheese.