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Kitty O’Sheas’ Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Known for its award-winning mac & cheese recipes, Kitty O’Sheas takes a unique approach on this classic comfort food recipes

Known for its award-winning mac & cheese recipes, Kitty O’Sheas at the historic Hilton Chicago takes a unique approach on this classic comfort food recipe. The Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese features Gouda, Cheddar béchamel, and currants topped with a croissant and a drizzle of miso butterscotch. It's anything but ordinary and unbelievably delicious!

 

Ingredients

For the gouda and Cheddar béchamel:

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 Pound smoked Gouda cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 1/4 Pound Cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika, optional
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

For the miso butterscotch:

  • 3/4 Cups cream
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Cup miso
  • 3/4 Cups brown sugar

For the cauliflower mac & cheese:

  • 4 Cups Gouda and Cheddar béchamel
  • 1 Cup currants
  • 1 1/2 Cup cauliflower, blanched
  • 1 Tablespoon truffle oil
  • 2 Pounds cavatappi pasta
  • 1 sheet tray croissant dough
  • Miso butterscotch

Directions

For the gouda and Cheddar béchamel:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk over moderately high heat for 30 seconds. Add the milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the cream, cheeses, paprika, and nutmeg and whisk just until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

For the miso butterscotch:

Combine the cream and butter in a small saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts.

Stir in the miso and sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is slightly thickened and shiny, 5 to 10 minutes.

Taste and add a little more sugar if you think it's too salty (remember, you'll be using it in savory dishes).

For the cauliflower mac & cheese:

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Take béchamel, currants, cauliflower, truffle oil, and pasta and fold together. Place into a baking dish and top with croissant.

Cook in oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool and set up so that when you cut a piece out it holds.

Once its cut drizzle miso butterscotch over the crust.