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Friday 10 March 2017

Cauliflower Cake Bakes : Oozy and delicious!

I don't know about you but we enjoy Camembert bakes, and Brie bakes but now, how about a delicious Cauliflower Cake Bake!

Yes, in just a few easy steps, transform cauliflower into a stunning bake that makes an amazing brunch or veggie main. Cut through to reveal a gooey, indulgently creamy centre that tastes more wonderful with every mouthful - it is just so oozy and delicious!

Serves Four
20g (3/4oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
70g (3oz) plain flour
300ml (10fl oz) milk
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
100g (3 1/2oz) cauliflower, coarsely grated* 
50g (2oz) Parmesan, or vegetarian hard cheese, grated
100ml (3 1/2fl oz) whipping cream
2 eggs, beaten

1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low-medium heat. Stir in 20g (3/4oz) of the flour and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes as the paste cooks.
2. Gradually add 150ml (5fl oz) of the milk, stirring constantly, until smooth. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the nutmeg
and season to taste. Cover with cling film and set aside to cool completely. Once cool, divide the sauce between 4 large ice-cube tray indents and freeze for at least four hours, or overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Butter and line the bases of 4 x 175ml (6fl oz) pudding moulds.
4. Put the grated cauliflower in a mixing bowl and add the remaining milk and flour
, cheese, whipping cream and eggs. Stir to combine and season. Divide between the moulds and press a frozen cube of sauce into the centre of each so they are completely covered.
5. Arrange the pudding moulds on an oven tray and bake for 25 minutes, or until risen and golden. Rest the cauliflower cakes in the moulds for 2 minutes before using a knife to loosen them. Invert onto plates, then serve immediately.

* Tip: Save time by using a pack of cauliflower couscous, available in most supermarkets, instead of grating your own.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines:
Wrap well in cling film and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months.

Loosen the tin foil and cling film but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a moderate oven.

Each serving:
Carbohydrate 18.9g Protein 13.9g Fibre 1.4g Fat 19.7g
Original recipe idea here

A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog. Not all may be suitable for you.
If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Looks and sounds delicious.
Good appetite... and a happy weekend! xx

Jo said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that before, it looks scrumptious.

Anonymous said...

A very unique (to me) recipe and very tasty sounding. I like that you can freeze them for convenience. Have a lovely weekend.

Sue (this n that) said...

How marvellous Jan! Something quite original... definitely got to try that, a nice change to the usual cauli bake. Thanks very much :D)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing another great recipe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Gloria Baker said...

I love cauliflowers, look delicious!!

sage said...

This goes into my Caulifower file!

Lisabella Russo said...

That looks so yummy, thank you!

Christine said...


JFM said...

Sure looks yummy, Jan! This sounds like a recipe that I could enjoy~


happyone said...

Oh boy does that look delicious.

Lorrie said...

Anything with cheese and a meltingly good sauce is tops in my books. This sounds different and delicious. Thanks!

Carla from The River said...

WOW!!! Cauliflower no longer likes me. I use to eat it all the time when I was younger. Now I can not, I get an awful tummy ache? I wonder why?

This does look amazing.

Jenn Jilks said...


Martha said...

Looks wonderful!

Conniecrafter said...

I have never had anything like this, sounds very interesting!

Phil Slade said...

Now that's a really unusual and inventive dish. Anything that makes cauliflower more edible must be applauded. I just find it mostly tasteless, certainly compared to brocolli.

Snowbird said...

What an interesting

Magic Love Crow said...

My mouth is watering!! Thank you!!!

Lisa said...

I would never imagine a dish like this would contain cauliflower. I've not seen cauliflower couscous either. I learn so much here!
Lisa x