Recipe Tip: Cauliflower with Apple Cream Sauce - Falstaff
Top Recipe for 4 Persons by Rainer Klutsch. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. This fruity and creamy cauliflower dish is pure comfort food and ideal for cold days with little time to cook. This recipe is from chef Rainer Klutsch, a Transylvanian dish from his childhood that his grandmother used to cook for him.
- 100 gclarified butter
- 1cauliflower, cut into florets
- 50 gdried breadcrumbs
- 100 gbutter
- 1 tablespoonplain flour
- 400 mlmilk
- 2apples, peeled and cored
- salt and pepper
Step 1Preheat the oven to 70 °C (keep warm setting).
Step 2Bring a pan of salted water to a boil. In a separate small saucepan, melt the clarified butter.
Step 3Blanch the cauliflower florets in the salted water for 8 minutes. Rinse with ice-cold water, drain and transfer to a baking dish. Pour two-thirds of the melted clarified butter over them.
Step 4Heat the remaining clarified butter in a frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs until golden brown, adding a little salt. Spread half of the breadcrumbs over the cauliflower and keep warm in the oven.
Step 5Melt the 100g butter in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk together to form a roux. Cook the roux for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then slowly pour in the milk, stirring well between additions to prevent lumps. When the sauce is smooth, reduce the heat to low.
Step 6Grate the apples on a box grater, add to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Use a hand blender to purée to a smooth sauce and season with salt and pepper.
Step 7Remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the apple cream sauce over the cauliflower. Serve sprinkled with the remaining breadcrumbs.
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