Cauliflower Gratin | Fancy Cauliflower Cheese

Just add cheese and it will be better! Here I have taken ordinary cauliflower cheese and added my trusty bacon condiment, to make the tastiest Cauliflower Gratin.
Cauliflower Gratin
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I spoke on Friday about love, and today, that theme continues. Over twenty years ago I arrived in Gordons Bay to start a new life with the love of my life. Dave and I had been together as a couple for 6 years, and friends for 18 months prior to that. And the journey to me moving here was not the easiest. But in those first 6 years I achieved an amazing high in my motorsport career. I became a Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Clerk of The Course. With this under my belt, I was involved in several International Motorbike races, including World Superbikes and MotoGP. I got to meet famous riders from all over the world which was quite something. And all the time I felt that Dave was the wind beneath my wings. Particularly, he was content to let me shine!
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Today I want to tell him that he is my hero and that I would be nothing without him. Everything we have built together is because we support one another. All our successes are because he has stood beside me, as much as I have stood beside him. We have a beautiful home, a loving family and a relationship that has withstood so much. We have travelled all over together, been on all sorts of adventures, and seen so much. And now 20 years after a surprise birthday gathering I organized for him, I get to wish Dave all of G-d’s abundances as he heads into his next decade. And I get to thank G-d for him, the wind beneath my wings. I am looking forward to where this road will take us and what new and exciting things we will do together. Is there a song that perfectly describes the love of your life?
Cauliflower Gratin

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Cauliflower Gratin

This fancy cauliflower cheese makes for a scrumptious side dish
Recipe Category: Side Dish
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 90 g bacon pieces
  • 600 g whole cauliflower, trimmed and thickly sliced
  • 10 g salted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 100 g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 250 mls cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius
  • Place the bacon into a dry, non-stick frying pan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Render the fat, then set aside to cool slightly
  • Layer half of the cauliflower into a greased, oven proof baking dish and season generously
  • Top with the bacon and rendered fat then sprinkle over half of the cheese
  • Top with the rest of the cauliflower and season generously
  • Pour the cream over the cauliflower then dot the butter over the top
  • Place into the oven and bake for 50 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top then place back into the oven
  • Cook for a further 10 minutes, then remove from the oven
  • Cover with tin foil and leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving
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6 thoughts on “Cauliflower Gratin | Fancy Cauliflower Cheese

  1. it sounds like you and Dave were meant for each other, and have supported each other from the start. Congratulations, and I wish both of you continued success.

    By the way, I just watched a documentary on Netflix about Michael Schumacher – it was quite good…

  2. Interesting idea to add bacon to a classic vegetarian dish. Definitely for meat lovers! I tend to use a white sauce, or Béchamel, for this dish.

    best… mae at

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