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    Finnish Cauliflower Custard

    Finnish Cauliflower Custard. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    acerast's Note:

    Cauliflower is a favorite in Finland. This is from Florence Schwartz's "Vegetable Cooking of All Nations" (a discarded library book full of recipe gems that I bought about 25 years ago at a library book sale for 50 cents :)

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Place the cauliflower in a saucepan, cover with water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is just tender-crisp; drain.
    4. 4
      Butter a 1-1/2 quart casserole and arrange the flowerets in it.
    5. 5
      In a small saucepan melt the butter.
    6. 6
      Stir in the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the parsley, stirring until smooth (a roux whisk can be helpful).
    7. 7
      Slowly add 1 cup of the milk, stirring to incorporate, and cook until thickened.
    8. 8
      Pour mixture over the cauliflower.
    9. 9
      In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
    10. 10
      Into the egg mixture, stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, white pepper and remaining milk.
    11. 11
      Pour over the creamed cauliflower in the casserole.
    12. 12
      Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the custard is set.
    13. 13
      Serve hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 15, 2009


      I liked it. I think it would make a yummy and different breakfast casserole, too. I steamed my cauliflower, and I used skim milk, which made the mixture a little thin but worked ok. Nice recipe.

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    • on March 30, 2008


      Excellent! I used the custard gravy to serve over boiled chunk potatoes and I made my famous Finn Bread(my lovely adopted Finn Aunts taught me to make it) and served with flat cheese. This was a heavy satisfying meal without meat. The cauliflower had just the right flavor to compliment the Finn Bread and cheese. I did chop some green onions into the custard before baking. Thanks for posting!

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    • on October 15, 2007


      Hi acerast, didn't know that cauliflower is a favorite in Finland! I have made this twice; once as is and the other time my way! I used your recipe as the basis; but added cheddar cheese (shredded), crushed red pepper flakes (for that extra zing) & cut down on the salt because of the cheese, it too was very good! I love your recipe and it's variation! Thank you for posting, Diane :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Finnish Cauliflower Custard

    Serving Size: 1 (215 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 242.1
    Calories from Fat 127
    Total Fat 14.1 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 190.9 mg
    Sodium 1069.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 12.2 g

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