Romanesco cauliflower cheese

We went along to a local Xmas fair on Sunday and I bought a normal cauliflower, a Romanesco one and some parsnips from the Kelsey Farm stall. We gobbled the normal cauli the same day and today I decided that the snow hitting London today with a passion justified more comfort food.

It’s such a pretty looking vegetable which makes it a hit with the tot, and as it’s packed full of vitamin C, it’s a hit with mummy too.

I used the same sauce as the Baked Mac and Cheese that I posted in October. To prepare the cauliflower, remove all the leaves and the hard white stem at the bottom. You should be left with the parts shown in the picture above.

Steam it for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Keep an eye on it as it goes from hard to soft VERY quickly

Take off the heat and set aside while you prepare the cheese sauce.

Place cauliflower in an oven proof dish and stir in the sauce. Cover with a small amount of cheese and bake until the top browns lightly and the sauce is bubbling.

Hubby says it would make a good accompaniment to gammon but we just had it with garlic bread. Yum, yum, yum!!!!


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