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Your most AWESOME cauliflower cheese recipes or tips please?

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HuffwardlyRudge Thu 11-Jun-09 11:32:18

I want to make cauli cheese and I want it to be divine.

Any tips?


snigger Thu 11-Jun-09 11:36:07

English mustard and crispy bacon in your cheese sauce, breadcrumbs and cheese on top, grilled.

Steam baby caulis or a whole head of cauli undivided, rather than separating into florets, for visual impact if it's 'serve yourself'.

More divine than a very divine thing.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Thu 11-Jun-09 11:37:22

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12StoneNeedsToBe10 Thu 11-Jun-09 11:39:06

make sure the cheese is mature - the mild stuff just doesn't do it

OhBling Thu 11-Jun-09 11:39:11

Huff - I laughed when I saw this after the other thread! :-)

I think any kind of cheese sauce dish is improved with a couple of thinly sliced pieces of tomatoe on top, under the sauce/cheese.

HuffwardlyRudge Thu 11-Jun-09 12:33:11

grin Today I am one-track.

<goes to post thread about crispy green veg>

Double cream
Good cheese
English mustard


Louise2004 Thu 11-Jun-09 12:38:45

Agree with all suggestions, also add a few drops of lemon juice, yummmmmy!

girlandboy Thu 11-Jun-09 12:41:30

I always add "gritty" mustard (wholegrain) because I like the "bits".

Scatter the cauli with crispy bacon.

Good strongish cheese.

Breadcrumbs on top with grated cheese.

I like OhBling's idea of tomato slices. Must remember that for next time.grin

Bucharest Thu 11-Jun-09 12:42:42

French mustard here. English too shouty. Snipped chives on top.
No tomatoes. Oh no.

policywonk Thu 11-Jun-09 12:44:48

Don't make it with farking blue cheese, like FIL does <boak>

MadreInglese Thu 11-Jun-09 12:47:01

crunch up some cheese and onion or bacon crisps in the packet, then sprinkle over the top of your cauli cheese with some grated cheese before you pop in the oven to bake, goes yummy and crunchy

HuffwardlyRudge Thu 11-Jun-09 12:48:02

Eww at blue cheese.

Gauda would be nice. Do I mean Gauda or Emmental? The one Nigella uses in her Supper Onion Pie, which, by the way, is magnificent.

HuffwardlyRudge Thu 11-Jun-09 12:49:17

lol - cisps?? Really?!

nannyogg Thu 11-Jun-09 12:50:46

nutmeg's meant to be quite nice with cauli cheese, so I've heard.

Never tried it though. Snigger that sounds lovely, wish DH liked cauli...

gingertoo Thu 11-Jun-09 12:52:33

Make the sauce with approx two thirds cheddar and one third parmesan for yummy cheesy sauce - oh, and lot's of black pepper.
The double cream in the milk idea sounds good, not sure about the bacon / tomatoes idea though.....

girlandboy Thu 11-Jun-09 12:58:15

Bacon is the way to go.

Trust me.

HuffwardlyRudge Thu 11-Jun-09 13:00:34

Am rudely ignoring all bacon suggestions as I forgot to mention in OP that I'm veggie.

MadreInglese Thu 11-Jun-09 13:14:36

seriously, crisp crumbs, it's delish

OhBling Thu 11-Jun-09 13:44:00

i had a friend who always mixed crushed crisps with her cheese on backed potatoes so I believe you Madre.

WolframAlpha Thu 11-Jun-09 13:45:36

Drain the cauli until it is DRY and then drain it some more.

Yuk to watery cheese sauce.

boogiewoogie Thu 11-Jun-09 21:01:59

I like to put scatter chopped boiled egg and par boiled onion slices on top of the cauliflower before adding the cheese sauce. Finish off with some course bread crumbs and some grated cheese.

Agree with others about using strong cheese hard cheese. I also put about half a teaspoon of curry powder in the cheese sauce.

boogiewoogie Thu 11-Jun-09 21:09:42

Duh! coarse!

HuffwardlyRudge Fri 12-Jun-09 17:48:32

Well it was fabulous.

Made a lovely white sauce with full cream milk and a tub of double cream. Forgot about mustard, but did put cayenne pepper in. I used cumin gauda and parmesan. Even put crisps on top - they worked okay!

Quite definitely the best cauliflower cheese I've ever made. Probably the most fattening too. Yummmmm.

MadreInglese Sat 13-Jun-09 09:44:43


yum yum

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