Brussels Sprouts Gratin

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150ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup whipping cream

150ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup milk

25g/1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated

675g/1 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced

15g/1/2 oz butter

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2

Butter a shallow ovenproof dish.

Blend together the cream, milk, Parmesan cheese and seasoning.

Place a layer of Brussels sprouts in the base of the prepared dish, sprinkle with a little garlic and pour over about a quarter of the cream mixture. Add another layer of sprouts and continue building layers in this way, ending with the remaining cream and milk.

Cover loosely with greaseproof paper and bake for 1-1 1/4 hours. Halfway through cooking, remove the paper and press the sprouts under the liquid in the dish. Return to the oven to brown.