Easy Welsh rarebit 4 ways
Welsh rarebit is really just a fancy way to say, cheese on toast. However, this cheese on toast is the kind you dream of , using sharp nippy cheddar with piquant and savoury flavours like mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce. There are many ways to make this recipe, here in this version I forgo the béchamel sauce for a simpler more rustic version. This is a delicious late night snack or delightful breakfast on a chilly day.
170g old cheddar
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne (depends how hot you like it)
3 tbsp stout beer (or cream)
4, 1″ thick slices of sourdough bread
Preheat broiler to low
Add the old cheddar to a mixing bowl along with the flour and mix together. Stir in the butter, Worcestershire, Dijon, cayenne and beer (or cream) and mash everything together with a fork.
Toast the bread in a toaster until golden brown.
Place the toasted bread on parchment lined baking sheet and spread a generous amount of cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Place under the broiler for 3-5 min until bubbly and brown.
Buck Rarebit – Add a fried or poached egg on top of the broiled cheese
Granny Smith – Place 4-5 thin slices of Granny Smith apples on the bread before adding the cheese mixture. Broil
Red Pepper jelly – Spread a layer of red pepper jelly on the bread before adding the cheese mixture. Broil
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