Are you on Pinterest? I am. I bloody love it and pin lots of recipes. I like looking for things I wouldn’t have necessarily made otherwise, so when I found this recipe I was very excited.
Looks good, doesn’t it? I thought so, too. It’s actually mashed cauliflower with a bit of olive oil, cheese and chives. I thought it’d be a great swop for mashed potatoes, a good way of eating more vegetables.
What I actually got when I tried it was a sodden, lumpy mess of cauliflower. It still tasted nice, but the look and texture was nowhere near what I was expecting. I want the creamy cauliflower of above!
Here’s what I did: I boiled the cauliflower until it slid easily off the tip of a knife. I drained it, added salt and pepper and 60g of grated cheddar. I tried to mash it using a masher but got not joy. When I tried to blitz the lumpy mush into a food processor, the stodge from trying to mash it was so thick it didn’t move at all and nothing happened.
But like I said it tasted good. I am going to try this again, but I’m going to change a few things
1) I’m going to boil the cauliflower for longer, until the stalks slide off a fork. I think softer cauliflower will help here.
2) I’m going to put the soft florets straight into a food processor after draining.
3) I’m going to stir through the cheese after the cauliflower is blended, not before.
Do you have any other suggestions?
Love, Amy xx