Veg Packed Cauli Cheeze!

Veg Packed Cauli Cheeze!

Cauli has to be one of the all time cold-weather comfort-dishes! Serve it as the main event or as a side to a veg packed feast! 

Ingredients to serve 4:

2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp plain flour
3/4 litre of plant based milk
1 handful Tenderstem broccoli or about half a leek, roughly chopped
1 big handful vegan cheese of your choice or 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 - 2 heaped tsp of mustard of your choice, we love wholegrain or dijon
1 cauliflower, outer leaves removed and broken into pieces. 
2 slices Vegbred of your choice
2 sprigs of fresh thyme, rosemary or sage, stalks removed
1 handful of flaked almonds or chopped nuts
olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
Sea salt

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
2. Peel and grate the garlic. Put the tablespoon of butter and the garlic in a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Allow the butter to melt and the garlic to gently sizzle for a minute.
3. Add the flour and stir it into the butter for a minute to make a paste. Little by little, add the plant based milk, whisking thoroughly after every splash until you’ve used up all the milk and you have a lovely smooth sauce.
4. Add the broccoli or leeks and simmer for around 10-15 minutes stirring regularly so that the sauce doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. 
5. Once the broccoli is cooked through and starts to break down, then mash it into the sauce or blitz with a hand blender. Ad an extra splash of milk if you like the sauce a little looser.
6. Stir in the mustard of your choice followed by the vegan cheese or nutritional yeast and season to your taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
7. Arrange the cauliflower pieces into a baking dish so they’re nice and snug. 
8. Blitz the bread, herbs and a tablespoon of olive oil in a food processor then scatter them over the prepped cauli cheese then sprinkle over the flaked almonds.
9. Bake for 45 to 1 hour, or until golden and cooked through!

Enjoy!

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