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Servings 4
Calories 547 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pint milk
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 80 g soft salted butter
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 200 g grated extra strong Cheddar cheese, plus a little extra for the top
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 1 large cauliflower, broken into small florets, the size of a large walnut
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced very finely and washed well
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the milk and add the nutmeg and bay leaves and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the soft butter and flour well.
  • Place the milk pan back on the stove and reboil. Then whisk in the softened flour and butter mixture. Once boiling, it will thicken quickly.
  • Off the heat. Stir in the cheese and mustard, then season well with salt and pepper, keep warm and covered.
  • Place a large pan of water on the stove, season well with salt, and then bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the leeks and cauliflower, reboil and cook until the cauli is just cooked, do not overcook.
  • Next, REALLY drain well in a colander for a good 10 minutes.
  • Arrange the leeks and cauliflower in a baking dish so that it fits in nice and tight.
  • Spoon over the sauce, then top with the extra cheese, then brown under a hot grill or in a hot oven.
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Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower & Leek Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
547
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
38
g
58
%
Saturated Fat
 
23
g
144
%
Cholesterol
 
107
mg
36
%
Sodium
 
585
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
734
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Christmas, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Vegetables, Vegetables
Cuisine Autumn, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer, Winter
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