ST DAVID'S DAY: Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit Recipe

A simple dish…Welsh rarebit! Today is St David’s Day and we figured we’d post up a sumptuous recipe for our welsh friends. This one from The Guardian is what we’d call cheese on toast done properly. Such an easy dish to make but yet, the ultimate cheesy comfort food.

Cooking Time: Prep time 10 mins, cooking time 15 mins

Serves: 2, very easy


1 tsp of english mustard powder
3 tbsps of stout
30g of butter
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
175g of lancashire cheese, grated
2 egg yolks
2 slices of bread

Equipment Needed: Wooden spoon, small pan, whisk

Mix the mustard powder with a little stout in the bottom of a small pan to make a paste, then stir in the rest of the stout and add the butter and about 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce – you can always add more later if you like. Heat gently until the butter has melted.

Tip in the cheese and stir to melt, but do not let the mixture boil. Once smooth, taste for seasoning, then take off the heat and allow to cool until just slightly warm, being careful it doesn't solidify. 

Pre-heat the grill to medium-high, and toast the bread on both sides. Beat the yolks into the warm cheese until smooth, and then spoon on to the toast and cook until bubbling and golden. Serve immediately.