Nicholas (11): What? Cake made of cauliflower? That sounds strange.
Maureen: It’s not actually cake like we think of cake. It’s more of a frittata, with lots of eggs, cheese and some cauliflower thrown in for good measure. What do you think?
Andrew (15): The flavour combination is interesting.
Maureen: Is that good interesting? Or bad interesting?
Andrew (considering): It’s good interesting, actually. I like it.
Tim: I’m not so sure about the texture.
Maureen: What do you mean?
Tim: It seems a bit strange.
Maureen: Does that mean you don’t like it?
Tim: If you made it, I would eat it, but I wouldn’t ask for you to make it, if you see what I mean.
Maureen: Hardly a ringing endorsement. What do you think Nicholas?
Nicholas: I’m with Dad. I’m not so sure about it.
Maureen: I like it. I’m with Andrew. I think it’s interesting. But then again, I am a big cauliflower fan, so maybe that’s part of it. So it’s a mixed result tonight.
If you would like to make this yourself, click through this link to find the recipe in the Guardian. I’m with Ottolenghi when he says it’s even better the next day. I just had some for lunch and it was delicious.