This is a lovely winter dish and is an excellent accompaniment to baked fish or sausages.


Preparation time: 15 minutes

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Cooking time: 15 minutes

• 1 sweetheart cabbage

• 30g/1oz butter

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• 2 tbsp plain flour

• 250ml/9fl oz milk

• 250ml/9fl oz cooking water from the cabbage

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• Salt and pepper

• ¼ tsp nutmeg

1. Cut the cabbage into quarters, then blanch it for 3-4 minutes. Set aside, reserving 250ml/9fl oz of cooking water.

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2. Make the sauce by melting the butter in a medium pan, add the flour and keep stirring until you have a thick paste. Add the milk and cooking liquid a little at a time. Bring to a simmer until the sauce is thickened. Add the nutmeg, and take off the heat.

3. Add the cabbage and mix through to coat.

4. Season with salt and pepper and serve with baked fish or sausages.

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