How To Make Christmas Cauliflower Casserole ; Popular and Easy Recipe

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A perfect dish to make ahead for Christmas morning, or any time of year. The recipe is great if you are looking for something comforting without too much fuss. The recipe sautés cauliflower with mushrooms and green pepper before adding milk, Swiss cheese and pimientos for a comfort dish with a twist. The recipe requires 1 hour preparation and cooking time, and can serves 8.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups Goat milk
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 jar sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • paprika, optional

 

 

Directions:

 

  • In a large pot, cook cauliflower in a small amount of water for 6-7 minutes or until tender but not soggy. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan heat the butter and sauté the green pepper and mushrooms for 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and gradually stir in the goat milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheese. Add the pimientos and salt.
  • Place half the cooked cauliflower at the base of a casserole dish.
  • Pour half the cream sauce on top.
  • Layer more cauliflower on the rest of it and then finish with more sauce.
  • Bake uncovered at 325ºF for 25 minutes.

 

*You can sprinkle paprika or cheese on top when it bakes, if desired.

 

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Nutritional facts:

The Christmas Cauliflower Casserole contains 153 Calories per serving; – Fat 9g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 448mg, Carbohydrates 12g, Sugars 5g, Fiber 3g, Protein 7g.

 

 

How To Make Double-baked Souffles with Walnut Salad – Popular Gourmet Recipe

Twice-baked goat's cheese soufflés with apple & walnut salad

 

From  salads to fancy tarts, the goats cheese recipe will give you inspiration for using this tangy, lip-smacking cheese. The goat cheese double-baked soufflés with walnut salad is easy to cook. The recipe requires less than 30 minutes preparation time, approximately 1 hour cooking time, and can serves 4.

 

       Ingredients for the Soufflés:

 

  • 10 fluid ounces goat milk
  • 1½oz butter, plus extra, melted, for greasing
  • 2oz walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1½oz plain flour
  • 6oz Montchevre goat cheese, or similar firm, log-shaped goats’ cheese, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 free-range eggs, separated, whites whisked until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed
  • 3oz Parmesan cheese, or similar crumbly cows’ milk cheese, finely grated
  • 4 tablespoon double cream

 

Ingredients for the walnut salad:

 

• 2oz butter
• 12 asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed, peeled
• 8 thin slices pancetta, cut into ¾in strips
• 4oz walnut halves
• 4oz mixed salad leaves
• 1 tsp Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

 

       Directions:

 

  • For the soufflés, preheat the oven to 350F. Brush the insides of four ramekins with melted butter. Add some of the finely chopped walnuts to each ramekin, turn to coat the sides and bottom, then shake out any excess. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat until melted. Add the flour, stirring continuously, then continue to cook for a further 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture forms a thick paste. Remove from the heat.
    Gradually add the goatmilk to the pan and whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Return the mixture to the heat and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, or until thickened. Add the goat cheese and stir until it has melted and the mixture is smooth and well combined. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, beat in the egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition, until well combined, then set aside.
  • Beat a third of the stiffened egg whites into the sauce until well combined, then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites with a metal spoon.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared ramekins, tapping the sides gently to remove any large air bubbles.
  • Place the ramekins into a roasting tray. Carefully pour enough boiling water into the roasting tray to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins; it’s a bain-marie.
  • Transfer the bain-marie to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the soufflés have risen and are pale golden-brown and cooked through (the soufflés are cooked through when a skewer inserted into the middle of the soufflés comes out clean). Remove the soufflés from the bain-marie and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Preheat the grill to its highest setting.
  • Carefully turn out each soufflé from its ramekin and place onto a baking tray.
  • Sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese and drizzle over the cream.
  • Grill the soufflés for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is golden-brown and bubbling and the soufflés have heated through.
  • Meanwhile, for the walnut salad, heat 1oz of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat until melted. Add the asparagus spears, pour over just enough hot water to cover them and bring the water to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the asparagus spears are tender. Drain well and set aside.
  • Heat a separate frying pan until hot, add the remaining butter and the pancetta strips and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until beginning to crisp.
  • Add the walnut halves and cooked asparagus spears and fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden-brown, then remove from the pan and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.
  • Add the fried walnut halves, pancetta strips and asparagus spears to the salad leaves and mix well to combine.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, vinegar and olive oil until well combined. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • To serve, drizzle two thirds of the dressing over the salad and mix well to coat the leaves. Divide the dressed salad leaves equally among four serving plates. Place one twice-baked soufflé alongside each serving. Drizzle the remaining dressing around the edge of each plate.

 

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