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welsh rarebit on toast with poached egg

Welsh Rarebit Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

I am a big Cheese on toast lover so for me as a Welsh Man this Welsh Rarebit is delicious and a traditional Welsh Recipe For Cheese on Toast.

Welsh Rarebit is made like a thick, spreadable cheese sauce a bit like a Toast Topper, and is flavoured with Mustard and Beer.

Welsh Rarebit is often spread on toast then heated under a grill and it is a good breakfast idea served with a Poached Egg.

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This recipe takes about 35 minutes to make
10 mins Prep time
25 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on 60g serving
4 tablespoons

Calories: 98
Protein: 4.5g
Fat: 7.3g
Carbohydrates: 3.8g
Fiber: 0.1g
Sugar: 2.5g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This recipe will serve 12 people Table for Two Servings
Medium: This recipe is not to difficult
Anybody can have a go at this recipe
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How To Make Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit is a traditional Welsh Cheese on toast recipe, flavoured with mustard and Welsh beer, Welsh Rarebit is the best Cheese on toast you will ever taste.

Welsh Rarebit is sometimes mistakenly called Welsh Rabbit and is a traditional 18th century Welsh recipe called 'jocular' meaning Rabbit.

Other names for this recipe include 'Toast Topper' and 'Cheesy Bread'.

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200 g Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 pint Full Fat Milk
50 - 100 ml Brown Ale / Beer
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons English Mustard
3 teaspoons of Plain Flour
50 g Salted Butter

Cooking Instructions

  1. Warm the milk in a microwave or a separate pan, do not boil just get it hot.
  2. Melt the butter in to a medium size saucepan.
  3. When the butter is melted add the flour and mix into a paste.
  4. Slowly add the warm milk a quart at a time and mix together with a wire whisk, adding more milk until the mixture is at a thick consistency - A thick sauce. This should require about 3 quarters of the milk.
  5. Add the Beer, Worcestershire sauce & Mustard to the pan and mix together.
  6. When the sauce it bubbling and hot add your cheese and mix in. Allow the cheese to melt fully then remove the sauce from the heat and decant into a cooling dish.
  7. Leave to cool for a few hours until the Rarebit is set.
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