Swiss Chard and
Cheese Bake Veg
HT ACC 50mins
Hot Vegetarian Vegetables
tbsp Lemon Juice
and Black Pepper
tbsp Plain Flour
Cheddar Cheese, grated
tbsp Fresh Breadcrumbs
Wash and pick over the Swiss chard, discarding any damaged parts, and cut into
5cm/2 inch wide pieces.
Put the water, lemon juice and a little salt into a saucepan and bring to the
boil. Add the chard, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until tender.
Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6. Drain the chard thoroughly,
reserving the cooking liquor, and arrange in an ovenproof dish.
Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually
add the milk and reserved cooking liquor and bring to the boil, stirring
constantly. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in two-thirds of the cheese and the cream.
Season to taste, then pour the sauce over the chard.
Mix the remaining cheese with the breadcrumbs and scatter over the sauce. Bake
near the top of the oven for 20 minutes till bubbling and golden. Serve
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