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Cauliflower Cheese with Leeks

cook 30 mins
Tags: Quick eats
Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 500 ml (17 fl oz) hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) crème fraîche
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • crusty bread, to serve
Directions
  • Place the cauliflower and leek in a shallow, flameproof casserole dish and pour in the stock. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, then pour away half the stock.
  • Transfer 3 tablespoons of the remaining stock to a cup and mix in the cornflour until smooth. Stir in the crème fraîche, then stir the mixture into the pan along with half the cheese. Cook for 1 minute, then season to taste.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the vegetables and place in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 15–20 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with crusty bread.
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