Donna Hay’s whole roasted cauliflower in white wine and garlic butter

A great veggie option that the whole family will love, Donna Hay’s whole roasted cauliflower in white wine and garlic makes a stunning festive centrepiece.

donna hay whole roasted cauliflower
Chris Court, William Meppem, Con Polous, Ansom Smart. Styling: Steve Pearce

SERVES 6

1.5kg cauliflower, trimmed with leaves intact
500ml dry white wine
250ml vegetable or chicken stock
100g unsalted butter, chopped
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 bunch thyme (about 6 sprigs)
8 cloves garlic, skin on
4 strips lemon rind
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7. Place the cauliflower, wine, stock, butter, mustard, thyme, garlic, lemon rind, salt and pepper in a deep-sided roasting pan. Cover tightly with tinfoil and roast, basting with the pan juices every 30 minutes, for 1 hour 30 minutes or until tender.

Step 2 Uncover, baste with the pan juices and roast for a further 15 minutes or until golden brown to serve. 

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