This is the first part of my roast dinner videos. I'm doing several videos of veganised parts of a roast dinner so you can choose your favorites and make your own perfect roast. This is a creamy, cheesy bake that will fool any non vegans at your dinner table.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cauliflower cheese, dairy free
1mediumcauliflowercut into florets
2.5cupsunsweetened plant milkI use soya
1/2tsp English mustard
2-3tbspwholemeal flouror use gluten free
40ggrated cheese+ extra for the top
Preheat oven 200oC/392oF
Serves 2-3 people as a serving. When I have 6-8 guests I would double the ingredients.
Cover the florets in water and boil for 4-5 minutes until cooked (but not mushy)
Meanwhile. In a saucepan on a medium to high heat pour in the plant milk and add the salt, nutritional yeast, pepper & mustard. Keep stirring. Bring the liquid to a simmer then add the grated cheese. Stir in and simmer for 4-5 minutes for the sauce to reduce and thicken. Add 1 tbsp of flour and whisk in vigorously (to stop lumps) and after a minute or so the sauce will thicken. If it's not thick enough add another tbsp. For this recipe I used 3 tbsp.
After the cauliflower is cooked drain off the water and tip the cauliflower into an oven proof dish. Pour over the sauce and finish with a handful of grated cheese. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Please take care when removing from the oven as the dish will be extremely hot. Enjoy!
TIP: When whisking in the flour use you hands to sprinkle a tbsp in at a time until you get the thickness you require. By sprinkling it in with your hand it will stop the flour clogging together.