Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin Crop

Comforting and creamy, Cauliflower Gratin can also be made with half a cauliflower and a half broccoli or with 50 g julienned carrot added to the original recipe. It will be a sure hit with children who don’t eat vegetables!

Preparation time:  20 minutes

Cooking time:   20 minutes

Serves:   6

Melted Q.B.B. ghee, to grease

1000 g cauliflower, cut into small florets

50 g Q.B.B. ghee

1/4 teaspoon salt

50 g plain flour

600 ml milk

170 g coarsely grated Tasty cheese

Salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon freshly pounded black peppercorns

100 g fresh breadcrumbs

40 g melted Q.B.B. ghee

60 g grated Parmesan cheese

METHOD

  1. Grease a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish with melted Q.B.B. ghee.
  2. Bring 3 litres of water to a boil with 3 teaspoons of salt. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. Transfer to the prepared dish.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the Q.B.B. ghee in a saucepan over medium heat until it foams.
  4. Add the flour in and cook, stirring until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat.
  5. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  6. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in three-quarters of the Tasty cheese. Season with salt and white pepper. Pour over the cauliflower.
  8. Preheat grill on high.
  9. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the cauliflower mixture. Drizzle over the remaining Q.B.B ghee and sprinkle with the remaining Tasty cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  10. Place the dish under the grill and cook until golden.

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