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Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese with Brown Sugar Onions

Brought to you by: Higgidy
    6 serving

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Serves: 6

Here’s a dish that often steals the show. For us, it has that thrilling combination of easy to make and glorious to look at. And it tastes delicious. One for the next family gathering, perhaps?
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  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cauliflower, leaves removed and stalk trimmed
  • 60g hard cheese, grated
  • 200g creme fraiche
  • 1 egg, (yolk only)
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
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Step 1

Begin by caramelising the onions, as this can be a long, slow process. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onions, stir gently to coat with the butter and cook gently, checking on them regularly and stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. This is best done slowly to allow the onions to be meltingly soft. Stir through the brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of water and cook the onions for a further 5–10 minutes until soft and brown.

Step 2

While the onions are finishing caramelising, steam the cauliflower for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through. Transfer to the centre of your ovenproof dish.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Put three-quarters of the Parmesan, the crème fraîche and egg yolk into a bowl and mix well. Pour over the cauliflower to evenly coat. Pile the caramelised onions on top, then scatter over the parsley, pumpkin seeds and remaining Parmesan.

Step 4

Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25–30 minutes or until the cauliflower has turned golden and the cheese has almost burnt in places. Serve immediately.

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