Cauliflower cheese is a traditional family favourite and this recipe, based on one by Jamie Oliver, is extra tasty. The cauliflower leaves get crispy and add more texture to the meal. Serve it as a main course for 4 or as a side dish for 6-8.
1 medium sized cauliflower
2 cloves of garlic (we used smoked garlic)
50g unsalted butter
50g plain flour
75g mature cheese (we used a strong Welsh Cheddar)
2 slices of stale bread, made into crumbs
2 sprigs of fresh thyme (or half a teaspoon of dried)
25g walnuts, chopped or crushed
Salt and pepper
We cooked our cauliflower cheese in a handmade Chilli Penguin ceramic bowl. We don’t have many of these white ones left, but we do have beautiful, locally made squarish bowls that fit perfectly into our ovens. They come in blue and orange. You can see the orange one here.