A Winter Warming Cheese & Broccoli Crumble

A Winter Warming Cheese & Broccoli Crumble


lebellelavie - broccoli crumble served with salad


One thing I love doing in my spare time is trying to eat reasonably healthy and everything in moderation, so I enjoy experimenting with food recipes. This is just one example of my experiments and I like to refer to it as a Winter Warming Cheese & Broccoli Crumble.

I was intending to post this earlier in the week but unfortunately, I got a little bogged down with a uni assignment that I spent most of yesterday completing. Thankfully it’s all completed now.

After searching my cupboard one evening for something to eat for dinner, I decided to be creative and throw some ingredients together to make this Blue Cheese & Broccoli Crumble dish. This dish is warm, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s evening and depending on the amount you eat or make it can last for several days. Sometimes I serve it with vegetables or salad or just simply eat it on its own.

It’s also budget friendly too as it costs very little to make.

I tend to make enough for 3-4 days but I do quite literally throw it all together and don’t actually weigh any of the ingredients, so I’ve listed measurements below for guidance but feel free to change these as you feel appropriate. I quite often use this kind of dish to cook it in.

I’ve listed below amounts that I think would be appropriate for 3-4 days for 2 people but feel free to edit these amounts as you feel appropriate. This is currently one of my favourite dishes. I also like to alter the vegetables or cheese I use to vary the recipe. I usually use blue cheese but I know a lot of people don’t like it, so use a cheese that you really like.

 


For the dish, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 100g Blue cheese (Or a cheese of your choice if you don’t like blue cheese)
  • A little extra grated cheese
  • 240g Flour for the topping
  • 120g Butter for the topping
  • Seasonings – dried herbs, salt, pepper
  • Broccoli, cabbage or any other vegetable you fancy
  • Milk
  • Follow this recipe for exact white sauce measurements, I usually double this mixture.


Method:

  1. Start by preparing the vegetable of your choice, cut it up and boil for20 minutes or until it’s softened.
  2. While the cabbage is boiling, create a basic white sauce (I usually use this recipe as I find it works well).
  3. Grate the blue cheese, place into the white sauce and season as you feel necessary. I usually sprinkle in some salt, pepper, and some mixed dried herbs just to add a little flavour.
  4. Mix the butter and flour together to create breadcrumbs and seasons with any flavourings as you wish.
  5. Place the cabbage into an oven-proof dish and then pour the white sauce over the top, followed by the breadcrumb mix and the extra grated cheese.
  6. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  7. Take out the oven and then serve with your sides of choice.
  8. Eat and enjoy!


What dishes do you enjoy during the winter period?

 

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