1 head cauliflower

1 tablespoonful butter

Yolks of 4 eggs

1 tablespoonful grated onion

1 tablespoonful flour

1 pint stale bread-crumbs

1/2 pint milk

1/4 nutmeg, grated

1 pint grated cheese

1/2 teaspoonful salt

1 saltspoonful pepper

Boil the cauliflower and break it apart carefully into flowerets. Put a layer of these in the bottom of a baking-dish, then a layer of crumbs, a dusting of salt, pepper, nutmeg and onion; then another layer of cauliflower, crumbs, half the cheese, and another sprinkling of seasoning; on this, another layer of cauliflower, seasoning, breadcrumbs and cheese. Rub the butter and flour together; add the milk and stir until boiling. Add the yolks of the eggs, and pour it over the ingredients in the baking-dish. Dust the top with crumbs and bake in a quick oven ten or fifteen minutes. Be very careful not to overcook or it will curdle.