Is cauliflower cheese set to takeover avocado as the nation’s favourite toast topping?

Social media users have gone wild for a new foodie trend that see cauliflower cheese laden onto thick bread and toasted. 

Fancy toast toppings, in particular avocado, have been a huge food trend in recent years, with smashed peas on toast recently becoming an Instagram favourite among millennial foodies.

But, the latest indulgence seems to be picking up traction among food lovers, with food guru Nigella Lawson backing the trend.  

The latest indulgence seems to be picking up traction among food lovers, with hundreds replying to Nigella's tweet and more than 2000 liking it. Pictured is one users attempt at the dish

The latest indulgence seems to be picking up traction among food lovers, with hundreds replying to Nigella’s tweet and more than 2000 liking it. Pictured is one users attempt at the dish

Dozens of users have taken to Instagram and Twitter to share their dish, with cauliflower cheese on toast set to be a new trend

Dozens of users have taken to Instagram and Twitter to share their dish, with cauliflower cheese on toast set to be a new trend

How to make cauliflower cheese on toast 

  1. Turn oven on high/gas 9/246C
  2. Lightly toast two slices of thick bread and set aside
  3. Boil a few cauliflower florets for about 10 minutes, drain and set aside  
  4. Make a roux, or white sauce, by mixing 20g of flour and 20g of butter and cooking on a low heat
  5. Add 100ml of whole milk slowly.
  6. Once sauce has thickened, add two teaspoons of mustard powder, a pinch of nutmeg and handful of cheese (Del used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella)
  7. Stir thoroughly until smooth and mix in cauliflower and allow to cool for five minutes
  8. Add to the uncooked side of the bread and bake until golden brown
  9. Add chilli flakes to taste. 
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The London-born cookbook writer, 60, retweeted a recipe by Scottish photographer Del Sneddon, where he served cheesy cauliflower florets on two slices of thick bread. 

Fans have dubbed the meal ‘genius’ ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’ with many whipping up their own versions at home.

‘OMG that looks amazing,’ said one.

‘This sounds like heaven,’ added another. 

‘Oh My! This is a definite,’ said a third.

‘I’m off to the shop now. This is happening…’ wrote another.

‘Cauliflower cheese is one of the few ways to make cauliflower taste good. Putting it on toast is a stroke of genius!’ commented one.

Taking to Instagram, other users have shared snaps of their indulgent dish, with many saying it's a great hangover cure or way to use up leftovers

Taking to Instagram, other users have shared snaps of their indulgent dish, with many saying it’s a great hangover cure or way to use up leftovers

Other Instagram users went heavy on the cauliflower cheese and light on the toast as they cooked up the dish

Other Instagram users went heavy on the cauliflower cheese and light on the toast as they cooked up the dish

Taking to Instagram, other users have shared snaps of their indulgent dish, with many saying it’s a great hangover cure or way to use up leftovers. 

To make the dish, Del revealed he lightly toasted two slices of thick bread and put it aside.

Next, he boiled cauliflower florets, drained them and set them aside before making a roux sauce with flour and butter.

Del then added milk to the mix and let the sauce thicken, before adding two tablespoons of mustard powder and a pinch on nutmeg.

Some instagram users have used crushed cauliflowers and cheese to make the dish more like a classic toast topping

Some instagram users have used crushed cauliflowers and cheese to make the dish more like a classic toast topping

To get the sauce cheesy, Del then mixed mozzarella and cheddar into the sauce and stirred.

After letting it sit for five minutes, he poured it on the uncooked side of the toast and baked it in the oven until golden. 

Many internet users praised Del’s recipe, and said they’d be whipping up the dish soon. 

‘Making cauliflower cheese this afternoon. On toast??!! I’ll try that tomorrow,’ one excited Twitter user said. 

Many internet users praised Del's recipe, and said they'd be whipping up the dish soon after seeing the delicious picture

Many internet users praised Del’s recipe, and said they’d be whipping up the dish soon after seeing the delicious picture

‘Boxing day fave in this house is cauliflower cheese and ham toastie,’ said another.

‘Oh I love this. One of hubby’s fave too!’ wrote one.

‘Wow I’ve never thought about putting cauliflower cheese on toast. Mind blown!’ added one. 

‘This sounds AMAZING!’ said another.

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