- 250g macaroni
- 1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…
- 25g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tsp English mustard powder
- 450ml milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 100g cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
Cook the macaroni following pack instructions, adding the cauliflower for the final 4 mins.
Melt the butter in a pan, then stir in the flour and mustard powder and cook for 2 mins. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time to get a smooth sauce. Add three-quarters of the cheese and some seasoning to the sauce.
Drain the macaroni and cauliflower and stir into the cheese sauce. Transfer to an ovenproof dish, then sprinkle over the remaining cheese and flash under a hot grill until golden and bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.