I finally got chance to pop into Off The Wheaten Track for a bite to eat the other Friday – it’s something that had been on my wish list ever since it had opened earlier this year! And, I cannot tell you how giddy I’d gotten myself in anticipation of my visit to this !00% gluten free deli and cheese specialist, situated in the lovely town centre of Altrincham, not too far away from where I live.
I have always loved cauliflower cheese, it used to be my ‘Saturday lunch’ of choice when I was a teenager, and very often when I came home from doing my weekend job in our local village shop, my mum would have rustled up a cauliflower cheese beauty ready for me to enjoy! It’s making me smile as I tell you about this lunch, as all those years ago, it wasn’t the done thing to cut up the cauliflower prior to cooking, so I usually had a whole cauliflower to tuck into!! What’s really great about the way my mum used to make it, was, despite the traditional way of making a cheese sauce is to make a roux, she would instead make it by simply thickening the milk with cornflour. So, despite not needing a gluten free diet at that point in my life, the cauliflower cheese in fact, was naturally gluten free and tasted tremendous!
As with many of the recipes I share with you, it’s not always my first intention to do so, but instead, the fact that I’ve just fancied rustling up something particular for myself to eat, and when it turns out great, I get all giddy and think, Oooh, must tell you about it too! And that’s exactly what happened last weekend, when I whipped up some gluten free creamed mushrooms on toast for my lunch!