Pumpkin and Wattleseed Gratin
400g butternut pumpkin, grated
1 tbsp ground wattleseed (combine with pumpkin in baking dish)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp plain flour
1 cup milk
⅓ cup light cooking cream
⅔ cup grated cheese (colby)
1 tsp ground mountain pepper
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Combine grated pumpkin and wattleseed in a baking dish.
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, stir and gradually add milk. Bring to a simmer and then stir in the cream over a low heat.
3. Pour the white sauce into baking dish over pumpkin, sprinkle with cheese and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes in moderate oven. Makes a great side dish for a main meal.