Cauliflower and Cheese
1 cauliflower, broken into large florets
3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 slices lean bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons flour
scant 2 cups milk
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
pinch of mustard powder
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the cauliflower in salted boiling water until almost tender. Drain well &
pour into baking dish.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan & gently cook the onion & bacon until
the onion is soft, then spoon over the cauliflower.
Stir the flour into the butter in the pan & cook, stirring , for 1 minute.
Remove the pan from the heat & slowly pour the milk into the pan, stirring all
Return the saucepan to the heat & bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer
for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Preheat broiler. Remove the pan from the heat & then stir in 3/4 of the cheese.
Add the mustard & seasoning to taste.
Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower, then sprinkle the remaining cheese
over the top & put under broiler until the top is golden & bubbly.