1 medium sized cauliflower, cut into florets
½ cup flour
6 tablespoons butter
½ cup grated cheese (preferably cheddar or Gouda)
2 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon mustard sauce or English mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
-Boil the cauliflower florets in enough water for 6-7 minutes or till just done. Drain and keep the water aside. (there should be about a cup left)
-Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and cook on a slow flame, or until mixture cooks through but does not take the color. Remove from flame and wait a minute. Gradually add the cooled water from the cauliflower stirring continuously with a whisk.
-Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Reduce the flame, tip in the cheese, mustard, salt, pepper and simmer for a few seconds. Remove from stove.
-In a buttered ovenproof dish, spread the florets, and pour the hot sauce over them. Bake in a preheated medium hot oven till golden brown. Serve hot.