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Favourite Individual Broccoli Gratins  (Illustration)

A warm, creamy & crunchy starter that you’ll love for dipping bread

Servings

4

Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

15 min

Individual Broccoli Gratins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups grated Black Diamond Extra Old White Cheddar
  • 1/4 cup Lactantia Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Lactantia 2% Milk
  • 1 head, broken into florets Broccoli
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
Topping:
  • 1 cup Black Diamond Extra Old White Cheddar
  • 3 Tbsp, melted Lactantia Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 8 slices Baguette
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F
  2. In a large pot filled with salted boiling water, cook the broccoli florets for a few minutes, until bright green.
  3. Place immediately in an ice bath to cool, then drain and set aside.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pot, melt the 3 Tbsp of Lactantia Unsalted Butter on medium heat.
  5. Once melted, add in the flour, whisking together until it begins to turn a pale brown.
  6. Add in your Lactantia 2% Milk, while whisking to avoid lumping, and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add in your grated Black Diamond Extra Old White Cheddar cheese and stir until it is all incorporated.
  8. Season with salt, pepper and fresh dill, and set aside.
  9. In a bowl, mix together the broccoli and the cheese mixture, and spoon an equal amount into each ramequin.
  10. In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients and divide evenly over each ramequin.
  11. Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 20 minutes.
  12. Let cool slightly and serve each ramequin with two slices of baguette for dipping.
Cheese Tips:
Drink Pairing
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Coffee Talk Gets Old with Cheddar
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Drink Pairing
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Coffee Talk Gets Old with Cheddar

The sharpness of old or extra old cheddars pair quite nicely with the slightly bitter taste of coffee.

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Storage Tips
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Better with Age
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Better with Age

Did you know that storage allows old cheeses to further ripen and develop even more flavour? If tightly wrapped, they’ll keep in the fridge for about 5 weeks.

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