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Can I make the cauliflower cheese the day before?

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Happytodayhappytomorrow Thu 24-Dec-20 15:31:36

I’ve got the time and inclination to make it now, ready for tomorrow.
Will I cook completely and then re heat covered in foil?

TIA

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Sexnotgender Thu 24-Dec-20 15:33:03

I wouldn’t. It’s one thing I prefer fresh.

Busygoingblah Thu 24-Dec-20 15:34:46

Definitely. Make the sauce and Cook the cauliflower (though slightly undercooked). Pour sauce on top and leave in fridge. Add the grated cheese/ breadcrumbs before you cook the whole thing tomorrow.

Harryrotter Thu 24-Dec-20 15:35:08

I would make it, let it cool, grate the cheese on top and put it in the fridge and cook/ warm through tomorrow.

NeonSparkle Thu 24-Dec-20 15:36:12

Yes go for it! Tastes just as nice reheated in my opinion!

Persipan Thu 24-Dec-20 15:36:48

I would probably get it to the point of being assembled, and then cook it tomorrow.

flightless55 Thu 24-Dec-20 15:37:02

Definitely- go for it!
Just finished mine just waiting for it to cool then pop in fridge

Happytodayhappytomorrow Thu 24-Dec-20 15:51:18

Thank you all

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ADMum20 Thu 24-Dec-20 15:52:58

Mine’s been made up, about to go in fridge before popping in oven tomorrow!

ShowOfHands Thu 24-Dec-20 15:54:56

I have broccoli, leek and cauliflower cheese cooling in the kitchen and will grate cheese on top tomorrow before sticking it back in the oven. It will be chilled overnight. I've braised the cabbage and par boiled the potatoes and parsnips too.

Mangerfield Thu 24-Dec-20 15:56:29

Cauliflower's not traditional.
Don't know how you can show your faces here with this cauliflower talk grin

Judashascomeintosomemoney Thu 24-Dec-20 15:56:48

Definitely, flavours better the day after BUT I don’t cook so far as for the cauli to be soft, or else it would probably be a bit too mushy when cooked through (just my preference)

Icequeen01 Thu 24-Dec-20 16:22:50

What a co-incidence! I just popped onto this forum to ask the same question. I shall now get off my bottom and go make it. 😀

ElfieElfington Thu 24-Dec-20 16:47:56

This is the job I always do the day before, it creates a fair bit of washing up, I like it done out of the way. Mines in the fridge assembled with the cheese on top ready to go in the oven tomorrow.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 24-Dec-20 16:50:27

Mine is also pretty assembled in the fridge ready for re heating tomorrow

Costacoffeeplease Thu 24-Dec-20 16:50:51

Pre assembled, but quite pretty too 😊

Dyrne Thu 24-Dec-20 16:55:52

Cauliflower cheese can’t taste much worse, tbh, so you might as well.

wink

Happytodayhappytomorrow Thu 24-Dec-20 17:11:07

I’m feeling so chuffed at my ready to go cauliflower cheese that I might even prep the pots and parsnips.
But wait, I’m in tier 4!
I’ve got bugger all to do tomorrow except cook dinner and as it’s only us 4, it doesn’t matter what time it’s ready.
I might as well save the peeling for tomorrow sad

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Shinylikeglass Thu 24-Dec-20 17:11:13

I've just done mine smile

Sexnotgender Thu 24-Dec-20 17:12:13

Happytodayhappytomorrow

I’m feeling so chuffed at my ready to go cauliflower cheese that I might even prep the pots and parsnips.
But wait, I’m in tier 4!
I’ve got bugger all to do tomorrow except cook dinner and as it’s only us 4, it doesn’t matter what time it’s ready.
I might as well save the peeling for tomorrow sad

I’ve done all my veg prep. Don’t want to spend tomorrow doing it.

Attictroll Thu 24-Dec-20 17:22:04

We have and red cabbage is giving the house a nice Christmasy smell however much I am heartbroken by this years merge festivities.

DieCryHate Thu 24-Dec-20 17:28:52

@Mangerfield it's a Christmas joke Mark grin

I'm going to do mine in a min. I was planning on keeping the sauce and cauliflower separate in the fridge as I read somewhere it's better to do this, any in agreement or challenges to this‽ I'd rather stick it all in a tin ready for tomorrow.

If you parboil the parsnips now, do you need to coat them in anything or keep in cold water overnight? I googled but everything I read was geared up for those freezing immediately after.

Icequeen01 Thu 24-Dec-20 17:40:54

I am feeling suitably smug now. Cauliflower cheese done after you all inspired me. Just waiting for it to cool before popping some grated cheese on top and putting it in the fridge. Will stuff the turkey a bit later then I will leave the rest for tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you all!

Beamur Thu 24-Dec-20 17:44:07

Mine is in the fridge ready to go. Only I will be eating it though as no-one else likes it.

pinkgin85 Thu 24-Dec-20 17:49:38

I just made mac n cheese for tomorrow so I'm guessing this should be fine too!

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