When you see the main image of this post, you may have thought that it is a cake or a cake, but nothing is further from reality.
It is a baked cauliflower, a very simple way to prepare it that gives a spectacular result, is delicious and is perfect as an accompaniment to what you want.
To prepare a cauliflower as precious as this, you only need an oven, and a little patience, cooking is long, something essential to get it to cook properly without burning outside.
Whole baked cauliflower is a very good dish, don't you think? and it is perfect to share, it is ideal for 4 people, if you are more, with the same energy you can do two.
The fact of cutting it as if it were a cake is, at least, funny and I assure you that it is very practical when serving.
Prepare a whole baked cauliflower and surprise your friends, they will love it
To make this baked cauliflower you just have to clean the outer leaves and wash it, put it on a baking sheet and cook it for a long time, not less than 1 hour at a relatively low temperature, I have made it at 170ºC.
You need a cauliflower that is very fresh so that it keeps all its smoothness, and that is tight, that is compact, that way it will not fall apart and will perfectly maintain its shape.
To bake it it is not necessary to put anything, just try to have some moisture inside the oven, if you have previously washed it, with the water you keep it will be enough.
You can also put water in a container and put it in the oven, so it will not dry out. But the fundamental thing is that the cooking temperature is low, it will be the only way to prevent it from drying out and burning.
Once cooked, you can prepare a dressing or a sauce to spread it all over the surface and give it flavor. It can also be consumed as is by dressing it with a vinaigrette or accompanying it with any sauce directly on the plate.
I have prepared my homemade barbecue sauce and I have spread it all over the surface of the cauliflower with the help of a brush. Afterwards, I put the cauliflower back in the oven, but only for 5 minutes to get the sauce to impregnate the cauliflower better, it has been great.
The cauliflower is tender, but firm, tasty, but keeping its flavor soft, golden, but not burned, it has definitely been perfect.
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Read the recipe below, you will like it.
Learn how to prepare a baked cauliflower with homemade barbecue sauce, serve it as if it were a cake and surprise your friends.
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 3 tbsp homemade barbecue sauce
Elaboration step by step
Preheat the oven to 180ºC
Clean the cauliflower, remove the outer leaves and wash it with cold water.
Put the cauliflower on a baking sheet, I usually put a baking paper in the base, to avoid sticking.
Bake between 1 hour and 1 hour and a quarter at 170ºC. As you know, the exact time will depend on your oven. I have put the option of air, in addition to convection. Cauliflower should be golden, but it should not burn, so you must keep the temperature low at all times.
While the cauliflower is cooking, prepare the homemade barbecue sauceOn this occasion, I have prepared it without garlic, to avoid remembering for the rest of the day. If garlic doesn't bother you, prepare the recipe as it comes in the recipe.
After the cooking time, remove the cauliflower from the oven and let it temper.
Then cover the entire surface of the cauliflower with the homemade barbecue sauce, help yourself with a brush.
Once the cauliflower is brushed, reintroduce it into the oven, but this time only 5 minutes, it is so that the sauce is better fixed on the surface and is warm to consume it.
Serve the whole cauliflower and cut it on the table, it looks great.
- You can cook the cauliflower and reserve it for later, you can also make the sauce and store it in the fridge. When you go to consume it, brush the cauliflower and bake it for 5-10 minutes just before consuming it.
- I advise you to cook another recipe in the oven at the same time, I have made roasted chicken, it is a way to harness energy, keep in mind that 1 hour of oven is a long time and you have to try to optimize resources.