Things are about to get easy-peasy and a little bit cheesy…
Cheese toasties should be hailed as a lunchtime saviour, the perfect meal for when you’re just not bothered to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner and, of course, those late-night snacks you need to replenish your tastebuds.
So, to support one of our local neighbourhood cafes, restaurants and bars all in one, we’ve swayed our way over to Rocker in Bondi to find out what it takes to make one of, if not, the best cheese toasties known to Sydneysiders. And, as it turns out, it’s an unlikely contender – cauliflower.
Using under 10 common ingredients that are most likely already in your fridge or pantry, Rocker’s Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Toastie ensures that all of the boxes are ticked. It’s easy, it’s cheesy and it’s argumentatively Instagram worthy. Just try it for yourself!
Cooking time: 30-minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 2
1x medium cauliflower, trimmed
100g aged cheddar cheese
50g parmesan cheese
100g emmental cheese
100g salted butter
Black Pepper and Salt
Sourdough from Iggy’s Bread
1. First, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Meanwhile melt half the butter in a small pan, adding a big tablespoon of mustard and good season of black pepper and salt.
2. Whilst that’s melting, roughly chop your cauliflower into a bowl. Add the melted butter and give it a good mix. Place on a lined baking tray and into the oven, roast until golden.
3. In a new bowl grate the parmesan, aged cheddar and the emmental cheese. Add another good tablespoon of wholegrain mustard and good sprinkle of black pepper.
4. Once the cauliflower is cooked, let it cool before adding to the cheese mix. Slice your Iggy’s Sourdough, butter all sides then add a generous amount of the cauliflower cheese mix onto the bread.
5. Finally, with a pan on low heat, add the cauliflower toastie and a knob of butter. Constantly turning it until the inside is melted and outside is golden – roughly taking 5-10-minutes on a low heat. Once it’s ready, let it sit for one minute before slicing it open. Serve with some grated parmesan on top and a side of mustard.
Of course, if you’d rather let the professionals do all of the
tasty hard work for you, Rocker serves their infamous Cauliflower Cheese Toastie ($15) as part of their breakfast menu or you can order online via Uber Eats.
5/39-53 Campbell Parade, Bondi, NSW 2026
(02) 8057 8066
Looking for another restaurant-quality recipe? Why not try making Melbourne’s Bekka Restaurant’s iconic Fried Cauliflower Recipe? And if you’re looking to support more local businesses, we’ve found 14 of New South Wales Gourmet Food Artisans that you need to add to your baskets now!