About this recipe:Warm and wholesome, really filling and makes eating veg a whole lot nicer, kids will love it. If you take out the meat, use less cheese sauce and cheese, and no salt, you can puree it and give it to a baby from 6 months old. Can be frozen as well. Serves 4 to 6 people.
2-3 large handfuls of cauliflower, fresh or frozen
200-300g cheese, depending on taste and strength of cheese
8 rashers bacon
3 or 4 tablespoons plain flour
3 or 4 tablespoons butter
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Steam or boil the cauliflower till tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Oven cook the sausages in the oven for around half an hour or according to the instructions on the packet.
For the sauce, mix flour with butter to make a paste and put in a saucepan on a low heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes; don't worry if it separates. Take off the heat and add a small amount of milk, mix well and put back on the heat. Repeat until you have a sauce - it should be a little bit runnier then you want it. You may need to add more flour if it becomes too runny. Add about 50g of the grated cheese and stir till it melts in (to make it lower fat don't add the cheese as you will use more later, or use it in the sauce but not later). Taste to see if you need to season or add more cheese.
Cut the fat off the bacon, and fry the bacon and the fat.
Put the cauliflower into a dish. Either leave whole or slightly mash with a fork. Add the sausage in slices, and cut up bacon but not the fat.
Pour over the cheese or white sauce then the crunchy bacon fat. Sprinkle on the rest of the grated cheese. Put in the oven for around half an hour until its golden brown and bubbling.
Use white sauce instead of the flour, milk and butter. This recipe is also great with broccoli.
Delicious, will definatly make this again, I made more of the sauce as I used 10 sausages & added a spoon of mustard & pinch of cayenne pepper into the sauce. Served it with carrots & it went down a treat, thanks for the recipe. Will become one of our winter favourites x - 15 Oct 2013