Cauliflower Au Gratin is a baked creamy dish cooked with white sauce, two types of cheeses to make it more creamy and delicious for a warm winter night.
I was planning on making it over the weekend and ended up making it much later than I planned. Weekends seem to be so rushed, never enough time to do how I plan. With weekdays becoming next to impossible to do my blog cooking, weekends seem to end up the same as well. I somehow managed to bake a huge batch of cookies that as expected, got over before the Monday began. The basic idea was to bake cookies at home so that I don’t resort to store bought cookies.
Hubby Dear was saying I should be planning on making these things rather than buying. It was a hint at both being a food blogger plus having enough to blog about. Anyway, that’s for another post.
Today’s Cauliflower Au Gratin is from French cuisine, that I heavily adapted to my taste by adding red chili flakes. My plan was to have this on Sunday, however, it now becomes my bakethon post as well. Initially, I had an idea to microwave this dish, since it had to be part of Bakeathon, I ended up baking it. The dish came about very quickly because I had made white sauce and onion powder along with garlic powder. This can be done in flat 5 minutes if you were using the microwave for it.
We are starting the BM#83, Week 2, with me making some dishes for Christmas at home. Au Gratins are popular casseroles or warm winter meals made for Christmas dinners. So I decided to have this on the menu!
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Cauliflower Au Gratin
1 cup Cauliflower cut into florets
1 tsp Butter
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
2 tbsp White Sauce
1/4 cup Milk
2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese grated
2 tbsp Pizza Cheese
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Wash and dice the cauliflower into small florets. Add about 1/2 cup water and microwave for 5 mins.
Drain the water and add to the bowl.
Add the white sauce, milk, mix well.
Then add onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes, pepper and mix well.
Transfer this to the baking bowl.
Sprinkle the flour over the mix and top with grated cheese.
Sprinkle pepper and red chili flakes more if required.
Preheat the oven to 185C and bake for 15 to 20 mins.
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017