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Monday, 23 May 2011

Cauliflower Cheese

The cauliflower is a wondrous thing indeed. Sadly, no soaring poetic eulogies to this low carb foot soldier were available at the time of going to press. Instead, let this recipe for cauliflower cheese raise your spirits but not your blood sugar. Honestly, I could happily eat just this for dinner.


1 cauliflower, broken into bite sized florets
140ml double cream
125g mature cheddar cheese
1-2 tea spoons dijon mustard
1 large free range egg
salt & pepper

Steam the cauliflower (in a colander over a pan of boiling water) until a fork passes easily through the stems. Remove to a baking dish and discard the water.

Pour the cream, cheese (reserve some to sprinkle over the dish) and mustard into the pan over a medium heat and stir until the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg. Now pour the mixture over the cauliflower and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake in a fan oven at 170 until the cauliflower is golden brown (30-35 minutes).
Now compose an ode to the cauliflower.



Anonymous said...

I'd love to compose an ode Fergus but alas all I can do is wholeheartily agree with you.
Wife and I often enjoy cauli cheese also as a supper. It seems to help my bg numbers.


Anonymous said...

What if you don't have a fan oven?

Anonymous said...

For those withoout a fan oven, increase the oven temperature to 190, that should work out well.
Great recipe Fergus, thanks.

Anonymous said...

For those with a gas oven its Reg.5. It's best to check it after about 25 mins or so, the cauliflower should look golden brown.

Mmmnn delicious

Anonymous said...

What is the carb content of this dish?

Lowcarb team member said...

Anonymous said...
What is the carb content of this dish?

Can't give you an exact figure that depends on the weight of the cauli but needless to say it's low carb.

Cauliflower 2.7 carbs per 100g
Double cream 1.5 ----------100ml
Mustard 0.5 ----------tsp

Carb content of cheese is negligible as are Eggs


Anonymous said...

Tried this today, for the first time. It was totally delicious!!! :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

So glad you enjoyed, thank you for commenting.

The best of health to you and yours.


Anonymous said...

Mine is in the oven now...... smells amazing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hope you enjoy it ...
Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan