Whiskey Recipes – Cauliflower Cheese with a Whisky Dram
One medium cauliflower
6 ounces (185g) finely chopped mushrooms
Half of a finely chopped green pepper
Half pint (10 fluid ounces or 300ml Scottish double cream).
4 ounces grated strong Scottish cheddar cheese.
3 fluid ounces (80 ml)Scotch Whisky. The Whisky Boys choice would
be Black Bottle Whisky
1 ounce fine oatmeal
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt and pepper
Remove the cauliflower stalks and cook the florets in hot water for five minutes. Drain and put into an ovenproof dish with the chopped mushrooms and green peppers mixed in.
Heat the cream gently in a small pan, add the cheese, stirring frequently. When the cheese has melted, remove from the heat and mix in the Whisky and oatmeal. Add salt and pepper to taste and the pinch of nutmeg. Pour over the cauliflower. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 45 minutes. Serve immediately.
You could also top this dish with some grated bread crumbs which will give it a crunchy topping.
When finished remember to reward yourself with a wee dram from the Black Bottle.