CLASSIC WELSH RAREBIT | BEST CHEESE ON TOAST RECIPE
Provided by: Trevor Gulliver
Yield: To serve at least 4, depending on the dimensions of your toast
Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour, and let this cook together until it smells biscuity but is not browning. Add the mustard powder and cayenne pepper, stir in the Worcestershire sauce and the Guinness, then gently melt in the cheese. When it’s all of one consistency, remove from the heat, pour out into a shallow container, and allow to set. It will keep happily in the fridge for a couple of weeks in this state.
Take each piece of bread and toast on both sides. Allow to cool just a little, then cover one side with the rarebit mixture to about 1cm thick – if you find that it doesn’t spread with ease, press it on with your fingers. Put on a baking sheet and place under the grill until golden and bubbling – grilling to just beyond your comfort threshold, to allow the flour to cook out.
When it comes to eating, irrigation channels are essential: make a gentle criss-cross pattern on your hot rarebit with a knife, creating the perfect flood plain for the Worcestershire sauce.
ST JOHN’S WELCH RAREBIT RECIPE – FOOD.COM
Total time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 0S
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 serving(s)
|75 g butter|
|100 g plain flour|
|1 tablespoon mustard powder|
|1 teaspoon chili powder|
|1 pinch salt and black pepper|
|120 ml Worcestershire sauce|
|250 ml Guinness stout (or other stout)|
|675 g cheddar cheese, grated|
|6 slices bread, toasted|
- Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat and stir in the flour and spices salt and pepper. Pour in the worcestershire sauce and guinness. Mix in the cheese and whisk until you have a stiff, smooth paste. Do not allow the mixture to boil otherwise the cheese will separate. Turn out on to a tray and allow to cool and set. This may take up to 4 hours.
- When the spread is set, divide it into 6 and spread over the toast. The rarebit is ready for grilling or it can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. To finish off the rarebit, just place under a hot grill, spread-side up, and toast for 2-3 minutes until the cheese bubbles and browns.
Calories 1393.4, FatContent 73.5, SaturatedFatContent 45.5, CholesterolContent 217.3, SodiumContent 1772, CarbohydrateContent 79.9, FiberContent 2.4, SugarContent 6.1, ProteinContent 52.6
What is Welsh rarebit made of?
This traditional Welsh rarebit recipe uses grated strong cheddar cheese, beer or ale, butter, Worcestershire sauce and English mustard. Quick and easy to make, it will be on your table in no more than 15 minutes! Blasus (that’s Welsh for delicious!) Lightly toast the bread under a preheated grill or in a toaster.
What is Welsh rarebit cheese on toast?
The ultimate recipe for a classic Welsh Rarebit and the best cheese on toast you’ve ever had, from the team behind London’s prestigious St John restaurant. Welsh Rarebit is a noble version of cheesy toast. Everyone loves cheesy toast! Our rarebit is a proud thing and, if we might say so, extremely popular.*
Do you like Welsh rarebit?
I love rarebit and it’s so easy to make; you should definitely give it a go! Just a happy 81 year old man here that loved our weekly supper of Welsh Rarebit. My now deceased wife who passed in 2004 used to fix it for our little family and I forgot it existed but my mouth is watering as I fix it for a new wife who is not excited by the ingredients.
How do you cook Rarebit on toast?
Take each piece of bread and toast on both sides. Allow to cool just a little, then cover one side with the rarebit mixture to about 1cm thick – if you find that it doesn’t spread with ease, press it on with your fingers.