Cheesy cauliflower bake

If you ask me, cheesy cauliflower bake is the absolute best side dish (or meal for those meat free nights) in winter. It seems to accompany anything quite well and has a delicious taste.
I often buy cauliflower and make this dish in little ramekins, as pictured, but it can just as easily go into a big baking dish too. 
Here is my recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

1 cauliflower 

Salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons plain flour

4 cups milk

1/4 cup finely grated parmesean cheese

1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/2 bunch shallots (roughly 6 stems) chopped

Chop and place cauliflower into a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and add a good pinch of salt. Boil until cauliflower is tender and drain water well.

To make the cheese sauce place the butter into a pot and let it melt on low heat.

Add flour and whisk together until combined, it should look like a paste. Cook the paste off, whisking while cooking for a minute or two.

Slowly add the milk while whisking. Ensure heat is very low, I do this on my lowest setting. Be sure to do this slowly and add a little bit by little bit. As you whisk the milk should mix into the paste and create a sauce, thicker at first and as you add milk it should thin out.

Watch the milk as you may not have to add it all. When your sauce gets to the right consistency stop adding milk.

Now add the parmesean cheese and whisk in until well combined. 

Pour your sauce into the drained cauliflower and mix well. Add salt and pepper and remember to taste, add more if needed. 

Add chopped shallots and mix well.

Pour cauliflower mix into desired baking dish/es and top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake in preheated oven 200 degrees until cheese is golden. Top with some chopped parsley to serve. Yum!

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