Cauliflower Bread (or Side Dish)

Hi Folks,

It was the picture on gastromony.com that appealed to me. I’m not an expert on cauliflower. But I decided to try it when our daughter Lisa invited us to dinner along with family and friends. Unfortunately, I left the cauliflower on the counter in her kitchen. And when her husband, Brad walked in, he reacted with horror. “What is that for?” I tried to convince him it would be good but he would have no part of it and assured me he would not eat it. However, I noticed when he took a serving and somehow it disappeared from his plate. 

Cauliflower Bread    cauliflower bread

Cauliflower Bread from gastromony.com  (I think it is more of a side dish than a bread. Also, I doubled the recipe.)

Ingredients:

  • ½ small cauliflower, trimmed of core
  • one egg
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan blend
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano  salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Place cauliflower pieces in your food processor ** and blitz on Speed 7 for 5 seconds until cauliflower is finely chopped. Use Turbo a couple of times to blitz any remaining larger pieces.

3. Add egg, cheese, oregano and seasoning and mix together on Speed 3 for a few second until well combined.

4. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and use olive oil to grease.

5. Place spoonfuls of the cauliflower mixture on sheet and spread out into circles, around 1cm in height.

6. Bake for 40 minutes until slightly dried out, browning, and firm to the touch.

7. Remove from oven and using a spatula carefully peel away from baking paper. Flip over and return to oven for 10 more minutes.

Add some avocado and some yogurt and serve immediately where possible.

**In many cases, a blender can be used in the same way as a food processor as long as you are willing to work with smaller batches.  A blender can handle most tasks that a food processor can with the exception of kneading dough and making pastry dough. With a bit of practice, most recipes that call for the use of a food processor can be processed in a blender.

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