We've just had a very tasty lunch of cauliflower cheese adapted from the Hairy Bikers' recipe which was on television a couple of evenings ago. I used a trendy Romanesque cauliflower which looks like something from outer space but is grown locally. Here's some information and another recipe for using it.
With the addition of mushrooms and crispy bacon plus a tasty cheese sauce on top it was a very warming lunch which I enjoyed even though I'm not at all keen on cauliflower!
I steamed the cauliflower florets for a few minutes and dry-fried the bacon until crispy and broke it into pieces. I then fried the chestnut mushrooms in the bacon fat and put all three ingredients together in an ovenproof dish.
Next I made a bechamel sauce and added some grated Lincolnshire Poacher cheese (very strongly flavoured) and a little grated nutmeg. This was poured over the cauliflower mix and topped with grated cheese and fresh breadcrumbs. 35 minutes later in the oven (190C) and it was bubbling and crispy.Clifford was so blown away with his that he couldn't bring himself to eat it and John's thesis might even lead to a quilting project one day, enjoy!