I posted this quite a while ago, but thought it deserved a second look.
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 2 tbsp. butter for brushing dish
- 1 cup light cream
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut cauliflower into florets, cook until tender and drain. Heat butter in a saucepan, add flour, stir over heat for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Add cream gradually, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add salt and pepper and 2/3 of the crumbs. Stir in beat egg yolks, grated cheese and lastly, the cauliflower, being careful not to break up the florets.
Beat egg whites until stiff and carefully fold into the mixture. Pour into a greased dish and sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the top, baking for about 30 minutes until risen and golden in colour.