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Savory Cauliflower Cheese

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Ingredients
  Cauliflower 2 Pound (1 Kilogram)
  Onion 1 Medium
  Butter/Margarine 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Streaky bacon 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Mushrooms 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Seasoning To Taste
For sauce
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Plain flour 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Milk 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
For topping
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Browned breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Wash and trim the cauliflower, remove the thick stalk and divide into sprigs.
2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the cauliflower until just crisp.
3. Drain the cauliflower, reserving 150 ml/ 1/4 pint of the liquor.
4. Prepare and chop the onion.
5. Melt the butter or margarine, add the onion and cook slowly until soft without browning.
6. Remove rind from the bacon and cut into pieces, add to the onion.
7. Wash and chop the mushrooms.
8. Add to the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
9. Stir in seasoning and spread mixture over the base of an ovenproof dish.
10. Arrange the drained cauliflower over the top.
11. To make the sauce, melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan, add the flour and cook gently for 2 minutes.
12. Mix the milk and reserved cauliflower water together and gradually add to the flour, blending in well with each addition.
13. Bring to the boil, stirring, and cook for 3 minutes.
14. Season the sauce and pour over the cauliflower.
15. Sprinkle with the cheese and crumbs; place the dish under a preheated grill to brown lightly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Cauliflower
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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