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Ben’s Cauliflower Cheese

What better way to follow a walk on the beach, an autumn surf or just cosying up as the evening’s draw in than with a hearty home made cauliflower cheese.

And who better to provide the best recipe than our very own Ben Tunnicliffe.

Have a go at his take on a warming winter classic:-

Make a white sauce/béchamel, (Recipes readily available online) add a bit of English mustard some strong cheddar and a bit of blue cheese to taste, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary
Fry or grill some smoked bacon until crispy, cool and blitz in a food processor with some breadcrumbs
Break cauliflower into florets and boil in salted water until just cooked. Refresh in cold water if not using straight away and drain really well.
Put the cauliflower florets into a suitable oven proof dish cover with plenty of sauce, scatter smoked bacon bread crumbs over and bake at approx 180 until piping hot and golden brown, if hot but not brown, finish under a hot grill briefly, be careful it will colour quickly under the grill