Actually, that’s not 100% true. I have had this before, just not in Wales. The one and only time I’ve had it was in northern France. Obviously! It’s a bit of a thing over there apparently, and I did like the novelty of being in France and ordering a ‘welsh’!
In case you’ve not come across it before, welsh rarebit is basically just a variation of cheese on toast. My husband and I made it for dinner last night and it was really easy to make and really tasty. So, on to the recipe!
- 225g strong cheese such as Cheddar or Cheshire, grated
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of english mustard (or two if you want a bit more of a kick)
- 2 teaspoons flour
- Pepper (a good few grinds of the pepper mill!)
- 4 tablespoons of beer, stout or milk
- 4 slices of toast (thick bread is best for this)
What you do:
- Put the cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, flour and pepper into a saucepan.
- Mix it all together well and then add the beer (or stout/milk, whatever you’re using).
- Stir it over a gentle heat until it’s all melted together into a pretty thick paste.
- Take off the heat and leave it to cool a little bit.
- Toast the bread while the cheese mixture is cooling slightly.
- Spread the cheese mixture on the toast and brown under a hot grill.
- Serve and enjoy!
Things to note:
- You’ll most likely want to make this once, and then tweak the recipe to suit your tastes. We thought we’d most likely add a bit more mustard next time.
- There are a few options to change this recipe up a bit, my husband put sweet chilli sauce on top of his and it was really tasty! We also thought this would work as a topping for tuna melts.
If you like this recipe, you might also like this one for slow cooker sweet potatoes, where we ended up making a sweet potato tuna melt!