Thursday 24 December 2015

Proper Welsh Rarebit

At this time of year sometimes you want a meal that isn't Christmas leftovers and doesn't involve a lot of cooking, and cheese on toast hits just the spot. Proper Welsh rarebit has a bit more to it than just melting some cheddar on toast, and my fiancé really enjoyed it when I made it for lunch recently so I thought I would share the recipe here.

To serve two, you need:
225g grated cheese
1 tbsp. butter
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp English mustard powder
2 tsp plain flour
4 tbsp. milk

bread - either sliced bread toasted on one side, or some crusty bread rolls or a baguette split in half.

Melt the butter in a small pan, add the flour and mix to make a roux. Add the cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder and stir until the cheese has melted.

Stir in the milk and you should have something resembling a thick paste.

Preheat the grill. Place the bread under the grill so the bottom starts to toast.

Remove from the grill and spread the cheese mixture on the other side.

Return to the grill and heat until the cheese is bubbling.

It's a good idea to place a baking tray lined with foil under the bread as I found mine got quite messy from melted cheese!


  1. Thanks for the tray tips.... i always spill cheese in my oven...

  2. I have had this melting cheese issue with other recipes too. Thanks for the tip.

  3. The step-by-step procedure has made it easy for me to try making it.


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