A very simple but totally delicious vegetarian dish. Fennel is baked with cream, creme fraiche and Parmesan cheese. It's so simple and if you've never tried fennel before - be prepared to be delighted. This is an ideal accompaniment to many tomato based Italian dishes as the creaminess balances nicely with the tomato.
Used different ingredients. 1) Top with a layer of sliced tomatoes before you add the cheese. 2) Mix breadcrumbs with the cheese,it could be Lancashire or similar. - 05 Aug 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. little less liquid, more parmesan - 02 Aug 2009
Very nice recipe, very tasty. Went well with a roast chicken. - 28 Nov 2010