Cauliflower cheese with walnuts & crumbs

Chunks of cauliflower are smothered in creamy cheese sauce, scattered with bread and walnuts, then crisped in the oven in this classic side dish

Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Scatter the bread and walnuts over the cauliflower and bake for 25 mins until golden.

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Cooking time: 50 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 1 extra-large cauliflower Cauliflower coll-ee-fl-ow-ahA brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…
  • 500ml milk Milk mill-kOne of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
  • 50g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 3 fresh bay leaves, folded to break the spines
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 140g mature cheddar, grated
  • 25g coarse textured white bread, torn into chunky crumbs
  • 50g walnuts Walnut wall-nutWalnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're… , chopped

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