Individual Cauliflower Cheese!

Posted By Kerri

This week has so far been all about using up leftover things from the weekend. We’d originally intended to make cauliflower cheese with bacon but I was worried that we’d be hungry later on so decided to forgo the bacon for chicken instead. We roasted some chicken thighs with some onion, garlic and thyme but as the cauliflower cheese was the main attraction we’ve left those out of the photograph.

To make the cauliflower cheese, we steamed the cauliflower until it was almost cooked through and left it to “dry” out while making the white sauce. We used Delia’s all-in-one recipe which is really easy and never fails. Just add milk, butter and flour to the pan on a medium heat and whisk continually until it’s thickened. Turn the heat down as low as it will go and cook the flour out for six minutes. Grate in plenty of cheese, season and mix, then pour over the cauliflower. At this point I would normally add some mustard but I forgot.

The very best thing about this was that we both got lots of crunchy, cheesey bits from around the edge of the dish. Would have been great with bacon though.

Oct 21st, 2008

19 Comments to 'Individual Cauliflower Cheese!'

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  1. Sylvie said,

    How great do those look?!

  2. Jules said,

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Perfect for this time of year.

  3. Jesse said,

    Looks great – I love those dishes!

  4. Cheryl said,

    My goodness that looks delicious! I need to make soon, thanks for sharing!

  5. Niall said,

    I love cauliflower and especially if it is baked. It is one of those great comfort foods! I put it up there with strawberries and cream or tomatoes and basil! Well done on the great photo!

  6. maryann said,

    My bloke adores this! Yours looks heavenly :)

  7. Tarah said,

    How to make cauliflower better? Add cheese!! Yum ;]

  8. Olga said,

    Those look adorable: love the red dishes! And anything with cheese is great.

  9. christina said,

    i would love the recipe for this! yum :-) please post it!

  10. MsC said,

    Where’s the recipe? This looks fabulous!

  11. Kerri said,

    Thank you everyone, it really was delicious. I’ve added the recipe to the main post but not the quantities as I don’t have them to hand, will add those this evening.

  12. kittie said,

    This has just reminded me how ridiculously long it’s been since I made cauliflower cheese.

    i think bacon and chicken could be the way forward ;)

  13. cakewardrobe said,

    My dad is crazy and stuffed my fridge with 2 heads of cauliflower. THIS IS PERFECT for my solution to getting some room in my fridge!!!

  14. Lizzie said,

    The Boy doesn’t like cheese. How outrageous is that?! I think if I made this it might change his mind, though…

  15. Stephen said,

    Hmm, not liking cheese is outrageous indeed Lizzie!

  16. Niamh said,

    Oh – gorgeous!

    Niamh’s last blog post..January roundup!

  17. Niamh said,

    Also – beautiful photograph.

  18. Kerri said,

    Thanks Niamh :)

  19. BluSTi said,

    Pretty tasty, especially if the cauliflower is right from the garden. +1 for bacon too, nice addition.

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