I was looking on twitter when a link came up about National Days in September. I was quite surprised to read that today, 3rd September is National Welsh Rarebit day. Who even knew such a day existed? I can’t think of anything more comforting on an autumn day than being wrapped up warm, feet up and tucking in to a plate of Welsh Rarebit and this easy to make recipe really is perfection on a plate!
To make this super tasty treat you will need:
- 225g of grated strong white cheese such as Cheddar or Cheshire cheese.
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 level teaspoon of grain mustard
- 2 teaspoons of flour
- Ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons of beer, Guiness or milk (Guiness gives a stronger flavour)
- 4 slices of bread that have been toasted on 1 side only
- Place the grated cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, flour and pepper into a saucepan.
- Mix well and then add the beer, Guiness or milk but do not make the mixture too wet.
- Stir over a gentle heat until all the cheese has melted and forms a paste.
- Leave the sauce to cool a little and toast the bread on one side only.
- Spread the rarebit over the untoasted side of the bread and brown under a hot grill.
This mixture can be made and kept in the refrigerator for a couple of days if required. I love to serve my Welsh Rarebit with a simple side salad and homemade red onion chutney.