A cheesy sauce poured over blanched broccoli and baked to perfection. This broccoli bake recipe is tasty and creamy.
500 gm broccoli florets
250 gm cheddar cheese
300 ml / 1/2 pint milk
3 Tbsp plain flour or maida
2 slices stale white bread
A pinch of nutmeg
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
Boil the florets in salted water for 7-10 minutes until tender.
Pour the milk into a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer while adding flour, and three quarters of the cheese.
Add the garlic and nutmeg to the cheese sauce mixture.
Place the broccoli in a casserole dish, pour over the cheese sauce, then tear the bread into thumb size pieces and place on top of the broccoli and the cheese mixture along with the rest of the cheese, salt, black pepper and chilli and pour a little olive oil over the top of this to make the bread crispy.
Then bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until golden brown on top.