Everytime I make a dish, I make enough to freeze some. This is a good idea anyway.
Being able to bring some food out of the freezer, virtually instant food.
You can sit and have a glass of wine while it bubbles away in the oven.
As I am Taking on Jamie, I thought I would time this. Took a little longer than 15 minutes. You could eat it immediately but I think it needs to be baked.
But you could make it earlier in the day and then just stick it in the oven for about 25 minutes or until it is golden and bubbly. All ready for the oven or freezer
This is a Vego Dish, you could make it Gluten Free, if you use cornflour instead of wheat flour.
Lovely cheesey sauce smothering broccoli, topped with mashed potatoes
I followed Jamies advice and got my pans hot and ready to multi task
This will feed 4 people
3 large potatoes
75 mls hot milk
30 gms cold butter
2 heads broccoli
100 gms butter
1 onion chopped
1 carrot grated
1/2 cup flour
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
About 800 mls Whole milk
100 gms grated tasty cheese
Put milk and Bayleaf into microwave and heat for about 2-3 minutes
Put a pot of salted water to boil for broccoli
Have another pot of salted cold water for the potatoes
Melt butter over medium heat in another pot for sauce
Throw into boiling water and blanch for about 3 minutes
Drain and run under cold water to keep the lovely green colour
Peel potatoes and cut into smallish cubes about 1/2 inch for faster cooking
Throw into cold water and bring rapidly to the boil
cook till tender about 10 minutes
Meanwhile chop onion and grate carrot and add to melted butter
Season with S & P
Cook down about 5 minutes till tender
Add flour, stir well
Cook another 4 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste
Add hot milk all at once and stir to ensure there are no lumps
Drain well and mash
I used a potato ricer, does such a good job,
Takes a little longer but it's worth it
I bought mine for about $9, many years ago from The Warehouse. Its been a great asset
You don't have to spend a fortune
Add hot milk to potatoes
Stir, beat in cold butter
Check seasoning and adjust if necessary
Cooked in 27 minutes
That's not too hard
Quite a lot of carnage though. No one talks about the washing up.
I've got a good dishwasher which did all of this for me