Cooking Week 1: Eggs – Cauliflower Puff

When I heard that week 1’s ingredient would be eggs,I knew immediately that I would be making this puff. It’s in the top 3 of my favorite things mom makes. I have never made this dish myself before.

I started nagging mom a few days ago for the ingredients and instructions. You see, the recipe is from an old Gary Null cookbook titled “Hung Up on Vegetables.” But that book is no longer in our possession. It is also no longer in print. We’ve searched across the interwebs for many years now, with no luck finding a copy of the book, or the recipe.

So you need: Cauliflower, eggs, butter, flour, Monterey Jack cheese and milk. Some salt & pepper too. (exact measurements are at the bottom of this page)


Preheat oven to 350


First cut up the cauliflower and steam until fork tender

Melt butter in pan, add flour to make a roux.

Add Milk

Stir while this thickens into a nice white gravy.

Separate eggs and slice cheese into small pieces. You could also grate the cheese for quicker melting, but I was lazy and just used cubes.


Add cheese to white gravy and stir until completely melted

Beat egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form

Beat egg yolks and add to cheese sauce, stir until completely incorporated. Add salt and pepper.


Gently fold egg whites into cheese/egg yolk mixture just until combined, do not over mix!

Place cauliflower into buttered casserole dish or deep pie plate

Pour egg & cheese mixture over cauliflower

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through and top is deep golden brown

Serve and enjoy!


Pre heat oven to 350


2 Tbsp Butter

2 Tbsp Flour

3 eggs, separated

1 c Milk

1 Head of Cauliflower

1/2 c Monterey Jack cheese

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Julie CB
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 03:14:27

    yes, definitely nom nom.


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