Cauliflower & Pear Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 3 unripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into 1cm slices
  • 6 black olives, stoned and sliced
  • 6 mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Recipe Name

Cauliflower & Pear Bake

Method

1 Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower, chop into florets and wash. Drop them into a large pan of boiling water. After 10 minutes, add the pear slices and cook until just tender. 2 Drain and put the cauliflower, pears, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and breadcrumbs into a liquidiser and blend. 3 Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 and lightly grease a large baking dish. Pour a quarter of the cauliflower mixture into the dish. Cover with half of the red pepper and olive slices. 4 Now pour in another quarter of the cauliflower mixture and cover it with the mushrooms and onion. 5 Repeat a cauliflower layer and then add the remaining red pepper and olive slices. Top with the remaining cauliflower. 6 Bake for 30–45 minutes until the top is golden. Finally, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.