Friday, 11 December 2009

Mustardy Cauliflower Cheese

A hearty winter take on an already comforting dish. Last night I wanted to make cauliflower cheese with a bit of a twist.

1 Medium Cauliflower - cut into florets
2 Leeks - sliced finely
2 Carrots - chopped
1/2 pt Bechamel Sauce
Dijon Mustard
1 cup Grated Cheddar cheese
Olive oil

Par boil the cauliflower, drain and leave to cool in a colander so that all the leftover water can drip away. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the carrots and leeks until soft add S&P. Make up your white sauce, nice and thick - add into it 2 good teaspoons of Dijon mustard and half of the cheese. Put the Cauli and other veg into a oven dish, pour over the mustardy sauce and bake in an oven for 20mins at 200oc adding grated cheese 10 mins before end.

This dish turned out wonderfully, so warming and tasty, perfect with our sausages and mash.
A great way to use up leftover veg.