I had a sneaky trip to Booths at the weekend. I was hoping to find Patty Pan pumpkins but instead I found a variety of irresistible cauliflowers!
So what to make with my white, purple and Romanesco caulis? I decided to go back to basics and re-invent the classic cauliflower cheese.
I tried to follow my own “Eazy Cheeze Sauce” recipe, but I changed it slightly because I was short on a few ingredients and also I had some dairy-free yogurt to use up (homemade, doncha know!). I have to say I think I might have accidentally improved it!
Tricolor cauliflower cheeze recipe
|9 x florets mixed cauliflower (I used purple, white and Romanesco)1 x cup cheeze sauce*
½ x cup grated non-dairy cheese
Steam the cauliflower until beginning to turn tender. Do not overcook unless you want to eat mush! (Tip: use some of the greens, they’re lovely and not to be wasted)
Arrange the cauliflower into a dish and pour the cheeze sauce into the gaps. Top with the grated non-dairy cheese and bake in the oven at 180oC for 20mins.
*Cheeze sauce recipe
|1 x large carrot
1 x medium potato
1/2 x cup non-dairy yogurt
1 x tsp mustard
½ x cup nutritional yeast
½ x cup veg oil
1 x tsp white miso
1 x tsp minced garlic
Peel and roughly chop the carrot and potato before boiling in a pan of water (you can add a little veg bouillon if you’re feeling fancy).
When soft, drain the carrot and potato and add to a blender along with the yogurt, nutritional yeast, mustard, oil, miso and garlic. Whiz together until smooth.
No need to pre-cook the sauce if using for the cauliflower cheeze recipe as it will cook in the oven.
I was amazed at how super delish this recipe turned out!
Does it look vegan? Does it f*ck! It doesn’t taste vegan either ;o)
Homemade yogurt???! Do tell please! 🙂 x
I used a recipe from this lovely book: http://www.abebooks.com/9781570672835/Artisan-Vegan-Cheese-Miyoko-Schinner-1570672830/plp
(It’s well worth getting, the air dried cashew brie is to die for!)
Its basically whizzed up soaked cashews, non-dairy milk and 4 tbsps of a previous batch of yogurt (for the 1st ever batch I used a shop bought soya yogurt with probiotics) You leave it to culture before eating so its lovely and tangy!