Thursday, 20 March 2008

Oh dear, cauliflower!!

So the Wednesday writing ritual continues. The box from Bellfield arrived again. This week we have:

  • Red cabbage
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Swede
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
I love cauliflower but Andrew isn't so keen. So it becomes a job for me to think of ways to disguise the cauliflower. I usually favour some kind of vegetable curry. I would love to have cauliflower cheese but that wouldn't disguise it enough!

So today I decide to made some buckwheat crepes stuffed with PBS and cauliflower baked with a tomato sauce and a cheese sauce.

For Christmas my parents bought me a Le Creuset crepe pan. So far me and Andrew have only used it for making American-style pancakes. So I decided to see if I could do the pan proud.

I won't copy out the recipe. It's from one of my favourite vegetarian cookbooks, Cranks Bible. As you see from the photo they turned out OK.

I made a bechamel sauce then added some Isle of Mull cheddar, which I bought from Kember and Jones on my way home. I love this deli, the produce is so good. Though I have to resist the wonderful cakes that they make. I also made a simple tomato sauce. I then boiled the PBS and cauliflower for 4 minutes. I added half of the cheese sauce to the veg. I put half of the tomato sauce on the bottom of a ovenproof dish. Then put some of veg stuffing into a pancake and rolled them up. I placed them in the dish, then put the remaining tomato sauce on top. Then I put the rest of cheese sauce and finally topped with more cheese. Then baked until the cheese has melted and gone golden.

Andrew did enjoy it though he could still taste the cauliflower. I know that I could just contact Bellfield and tell them not to put cauliflower. But, I like cauliflower and I like challenge!!! We are going to Nottingham this weekend for some climbing . . . hopefully.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Mmmm, looks fab. Buckwheat crepes sound good too - I made buckwheat blinis at Christmas (which were also good) but now have half a bag of buckwheat flour needing to be used. Thanks for the solution. :-)