Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: Truckstop French
Print
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups/750 ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic, split
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup/50 g grated Gruyere cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Gratin:
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound/500 g cauliflower florets
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup/20 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Make the sauce: Bring the milk to a simmer in a saucepan with the bay leaf and garlic. Cover, turn off the heat and let infuse, about 15 minutes. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute to remove the raw flour taste. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until thick. Stir in the Gruyere, season with salt and pepper and reserve. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F/210 degrees C. Make the gratin: Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Salt it, as for pasta, and blanch the cauliflower until just shy of being tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Toss with the sauce and dump into a gratin dish. Scatter over the breadcrumbs and Parmesan and bake until bubbling and gratineed on top, 5 to 10 minutes.

More from:

Christmas Recipes

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cauliflower Gratin

Spinach Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac n Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

The Ultimate Potato Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking

Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Todd Porter|Diane Cu

Creamed Onion Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Nealey Dozier

On TV

Food Quest

10am | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

MasterChef Canada

8pm | 7c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c