The Welsh Rarebit is probably one of the most well known dishes that has come out of Wales. This isn’t just melted cheese on toast.
It is a hot cheese sauce that sates back to the 18th-century. Originally it was called ‘rabbit’ but over time (60 years later) was renamed rarebit to avoid confusion over the dish not actually containing any rabbit.
Just picture a slice of toast topped bubbling, golden-brown flavourful cheese sauce.
- Sourdough toast
- 350g Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp Guinness
- 1 tsp Mustard powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp Flour
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour
- Add the cheese (leaving a tbsp to spare), Worcestershire, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl or in the saucepan
- Add the Guinness to moisten
- Pour yourself a pint
- Stir on a low heat until it is all melted and forms a thick paste
- Leave the mix to cool a little and toast the bread
- Spread the rarebit (cheese mix) over the toast and sprinkle the excess cheese on top
- Pop under the grill until cheese is melted and bubbling and a golden brown
- Keep any excess cheese mix in the fridge for a few says