Baked asparagus cheese

servings4
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 asparagus spears, peeled if required, trimmed
  • 50g of butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g of flour
  • 450ml of milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to season
  • black pepper to season
  • 175g of cheddar, grated

Method

1
Preheat oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
2
Blanch the asparagus in a large pan of salted water for one minute, then remove and refresh in ice water. When the asparagus are cold, drain and place in a buttered ovenproof dish
  • 20 asparagus spears
  • salt to season
3
In a small pan on a medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour. Cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes until lightly golden. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth sauce. Return to the heat, stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • 50g of butter
  • 50g of flour
  • 450ml of milk
4
Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the asparagus. Top with the grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • black pepper to season
  • salt to season
  • 175g of cheddar, grated
5
Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately