16 Aug 2013

Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese

I usually do this dish as an accompaniment to a braai (barbecue).  There are more and more vegetarians out there these days, and the old fashioned South African idea of a braai consisting of only pap and vleis (meat) just isn't really an option any more.  It is always extremely popular and very YUM!

250g  Cauliflower
250g  Broccoli
500ml  Milk
2 Tbls (30ml) Cornflour (Maizena)
Pinch of Nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
150g  grated cheese (cheddar or gouda is fine)
Extra grated cheese for the top
White sauce
*  Bring salted water to the boil.  Add Broccoli and Cauliflower  and cook for about 10 minutes until just tender, do not over-cook.  Drain and put into an oven proof dish.
*  In the same pot (as to not overdo the wash load!) heat up the milk over medium heat
*  Mix the cornflour in a cup with a little of the cold milk to form a runny paste.  Add to the pot of milk
*  Stir with an egg whisk until milk thickens (about 10minutes).  Add the nutmeg, cheese, salt and pepper.
*  Pour over the cauliflower and Broccoli.  Add the extra cheese on top.
*  Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees C) for about 35 minutes or until lightly brown on the top.
Serves 8 (as a side dish)

Tips and Suggestions:
*  For added flavour, add some fried onions before pouring over the white sauce
*  Sprinkle with paprika just before adding to the oven.
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  1. Anything with the cauliflower/broccoli combo is a hit to me! Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday Sync.

  2. Oh yes please, this looks and sounds like a dish my whole family is going to love. Pinned it and shared it on facebook.
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  3. oh this is amamzing, so going to try this...thanks for sharing. Stopping by from ALl my Bloggy Friends...have a great day


  4. Delicious! My kids actually like broccoli and cauliflower - so this would be perfect! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends last week - I hope you'll join us again tomorrow. I look forward to seeing what you've been working on this week! :)

  5. This looks super delicious - may have to try this and do a Friday Foodie Feature with the results - hopping over from Bloggy Moms!

  6. This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the HomeAcre Hop! We'd love to have you back again on Thursday.

  7. This is great, I will definitely make it.

  8. Looks delicious! Just stopping by to say that I am happy I found your recipe site and I am following you on Google and the other social media.
    Happy holidays!


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