Two Cheese Cauliflower

Recipe by Sackville
READY IN: 25mins




  • Preheat the grill to its highest setting.
  • Place the florets and a few of the inner leaves in a steamer with the pieces of bay leaf tucked amongst it.
  • Pour in some boiling water from the kettle, sprinkle over some freshly grated nutmeg and salt, then cover and steam until tender.
  • This should take about 12 minutes.
  • After this time, test the thickest parts with a skewer to see if they are tender, then remove it to the baking dish and cover with a cloth to keep warm.
  • Now pour 3 fl oz of the steaming water into a saucepan, add the crème fraîche and simmer.
  • Whisk well until it has thickened very slightly, then add the cheeses.
  • Heat this gently for about a minute, whisking, until the cheeses have melted.
  • Season the sauce to taste and pour over the cauliflower.
  • Scatter the spring onions and remaining parmesan over the dish, then sprinkle with the cayenne.
  • Finally, place the dish under the hot grill until the cauliflower has browned and the sauce is bubbling.