RUSSIAN ZAKUSKI: BAKED CAULIFLOWER CHEESE
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- 1 large
- head cauliflower florets
- 3 Tbsp
- all purpose flour
- 1/2 c
- (1 stick, divided) butter
- 2 c
- 2 c
- sour cream
- 1 c
- sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1In a large saucepan, simmer the florets in boiling water for about 5 minutes; drain and set aside.
2In another saucepan, melt half the butter (4 Tbsp.) and add the flour, stirring until golden brown. Add the remaining butter and the milk. Whisk continuously over medium-low heat to prevent lumps.
3Allow the sauce to thicken, then add sour cream. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Add half the cheese and stir until melted.
5Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 25 minutes, until top is golden brown. Serve as an appetizer with other foods, or as a side dish with a meal.