2Remove the leaves and quarter the cauliflower. Along with any other florets that may have come off, trim a few of the bottom pieces of cauliflower off so you essentially have 4 quarter-heads of cauliflower and a handful of smaller bits and pieces (stem pieces are welcome!).
3Heat vegetable oil over a heavy–based baking tray and place down the quartered cauliflower on cut sides; season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Once lightly coloured, add a splash of water to the pan and cover with foil — loosely, so that some of the steam can escape. Put in the oven and cook for 15–20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
4To a saucepan, add the smaller bits and pieces of cauli, half the oat milk, 1 clove of garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Cook on medium-low with the lid on until the cauliflower is super soft. If it looks like its drying out too much, add a little more oat milk.
5Finely chop 2 of the reserved cauliflower leaves to resemble the size of bread crumbs (the rest of the leaves will last for ages in the fridge — chop and add to soups and stews!). In a frying pan with a dash of oil, toast the bread crumbs and chopped leaves until golden brown.
6Once the cauli pieces in the saucepan are tender, remove the bay leaf and thyme from the sauce mix and pour it all into a blender with the toasted breadcrumb mixture — blitz until super smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. Taste and season with salt.
7Spoon the creamy cauliflower sauce onto plates, flatten until smooth, and place the roasted quarter-cauliflowers in the centre. Top with cumin seeds, pomegranate seeds, chopped hazelnuts, chopped chives and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses.
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