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Recipe: Cauliflower Cheese to Sooth the Nerves and Iron Out Your Soul

Tastes MUCH better than it looks. Brown sourdough breadcrumb topping you see...

It’s hot outside, I know. But let us not deceive ourselves, it is October and that will all change soon, in fact, it’s changing already. So, I am going to help you to prepare for that first grim October day with a lovely comforting recipe for cauliflower cheese.

A classic, no? What feelings does it evoke for you? It makes me think of nice warm fires and toasty toes in slippers. Dark nights closing in and mulled wine. Comfort, pure comfort, with a little hint of spice.

I don’t go to the trouble of making a proper white sauce here. I prefer the simplicity and luxury of cream. It’s crap outside so lets make it very nice inside. There is a little pre-amble but it is worth it. I recommend flavouring the cream first with bay leaves, garlic and pepper corns. This gives the dish some warm aromatics and a little bit of oomph. Layers of flavour that will give your cauliflower cheese its own X Factor.

Read more: Cauliflower cheese to sooth the nerves and iron out your soul | iVillage UK http://www.ivillage.co.uk/cauliflower-cheese-sooth-the-nerves-and-iron-out-your-soul/135956#ixzz1Zq2hqQ00

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  1. I LOVE cauliflower cheese – we had that for supper last night too! Well done on the book Niahm, it looks wonderful.

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