Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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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 into a plate of Welsh Rarebit and this easy to make the 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.

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