How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 180 Cent
  • Wash and trim the beetroot ,leaving a little stem attached or the colour will bleed too much .
  • Line a sheet of aluminum foil with greased baking paper and place beets on the paper.
  • Drizzle over a little olive oiland season with salt and pepper .Wrap up the parcel and seal the edges well ,place in the oven on a baking tray and roast for 1 hour
  • Remove and set aside until cool enough to handle to slip off the skins ,using gloves unless you like red hands for a few days !
  • Increase the oven to 220 C.
  • Place the whole cauliflower in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook until tender ,about 8 mins Remove and set aside .
  • In a small saucepan ,simmer the milk with the chicken stock and bay leaf over low heat .
  • Meanwhile we make a roux .
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan ,Then add the flour and mix well with a wooden spoon to form a paste .
  • Cook for 1 minute .
  • Remove from the heat .
  • Gradually pour in the milk mixture ,whisking and stirring to smooth out any lumps .
  • Return to the low heat and cook for 3 minutes to cook out the flour taste .Stir constantly during this stage to prevent lumps .
  • Remove from the heat and add the gorgonzola and parmesan ,mixing well again .
  • Slice the cauliflower thickly lengthways and lay in a greased baking dish12ins by 8ins .
  • Top with the beets and spoon over the cheese sauce .
  • Bake for another 20 to 30 mins in the hot oven until golden and bubbling .
  • Serve immediately matched with a Pinot Noir to compliment the robust earthy flavours .
  • A wonderful luncheon dish but could do well next to some game like hare ,rabbit , duck or venison.
  • Brilliant colours .

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  • nadaism 8 years ago
    Beetroot is my favorite colour and veggie.
    Great recipe - thanks for sharing !!!!!5
    Cheers from NSW !
    Nada :)
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I love beets! This recipe sounds wonderful, nice addition of cheeses here!
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  • mrgresch 8 years ago
    Looks really good. But all you people who live abroad should convert your recipe measurements to what we Americans are familiar with, lol.
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  • rainbowcookin 8 years ago
    YUMMY, love all the flavours, will definitely try this one soon! Yes it is important to keep aluminium foil away from food, NOT good for you, lol
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