Welsh rarebit Recipe

Simple, creamy and delicious traditional rarebit with Cheddar cheese on sourdough toast.

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  • Slices of sourdough bread : 6 whole
  • Onion(s) : 1 whole
  • Unsalted butter : 50 g
  • Plain flour : 50 g
  • Guinness : 400 ml
  • Mature cheddar cheese : 400 g
  • Maille Dijon mustard : 2 Tsp
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn
  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the grill to 250'C.

  • ETAPE 2

    Peel and finely dice the. Grate the cheese. Toast the bread on both sides.

  • ETAPE 3

    In a small saucepan melt the butter and cook the diced onion over a low heat until completely soft. Add the flour and continue cooking until the butter and flour is well combined and you have a light coloured roux.

  • ETAPE 4

    Warm the Guinness and add this to your roux. Keep cooking and stirring until you have a thick and smooth sauce. Taste the sauce at this stage to check that the flour is cooked.

  • ETAPE 5

    Add the grated cheese and stir until the cheese is completely melted. Mix in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce and check the seasoning.

  • ETAPE 6

    Spread the mixture on the toasts. Cook under the hot grill for a few minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbling.

Chef's tip

«Add some spice to the rarebit by adding some Tabasco sauce or finely diced chillies.»

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