- 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…
- 150ml full-fat milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 50g butter
Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…
- large thyme sprig
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- 25g cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
- pinch of grated nutmeg
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
- good quality pork or vegetarian sausages, to serve (optional)
Put the potato in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Add the cauliflower and boil both vegetables until tender. Meanwhile, heat the milk with the butter, thyme and cheese. When the veg is ready, drain well and blitz in a food processor.
Gradually add the milk mixture (remove the thyme) until you get a smooth, thick purée. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with sausages, if you like.