Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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Lynn Clay


This is one of the most famous recipes for Wales.


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10 Min
5 Min


  • 2 1/4 c
    cheddar or chesire cheese
  • 4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 tsp
  • pinch
  • 4 Tbsp
    beer, guiness, or milk (guiness gives a stronger flavour)
  • 4 slice
    bread, toasted on one side only

How to Make Welsh Rarebit


  1. Put the cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, flour and pepper into a saucepan.
  2. Mix well and then add the beer, Guiness or milk to moisten. Do not make it too wet!!
  3. Stir over a gentle heat until all is melted, and when it is a thickish paste, stop stirring, and swivel it around the saucepan, which it will do quite easily.
  4. Leave to cool a little, and meanwhile toast the bread on one side only.
  5. Spread the rarebit over the untoasted side and brown under a hot grill.
  6. This mixture can be made and kept in the refrigerator for several days if required. Sweet white wine can be used instead of beer and gives a good flavour.

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About Welsh Rarebit

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: UK/Ireland

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