Thursday, 24 October 2013

Welsh Rarebit


This is a jacked up melted cheese with great big flavour from the beer, aged cheddar and mustard. You are going to love it. It can easily be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a few days. When you make a nice bowl of soup get out your cheese spread and make up a few slices of crunchy toast to go with it. Delish!!


You will need:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp aged cheddar cheese 
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup beer (dark beer is preferred but any beer will work) or milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • sliced toasted bread

Step 1: gather all your ingredients. If you have a dark beer like Guinness use it. 


I have added some of this smoked cheddar to my cheese mix for a bit of smoky flavour. You can use it or not.


Step 2: in a small sauce pan add butter, flour, mustard and Cayenne pepper. You can use Dijon if you don't have dry mustard. Cook for 1 minute. Essentially you are creating a roux to thicken your cheese sauce.


Step 3: add beer or milk, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and add grated cheese. Slowly let the cheese melt into a thick sauce. Remove from heat and allow to cool. You can even put it in fridge for a few days. 


Step 4: if it gets thick or grainy after being in the fridge you can heat the mix on the stove for a few seconds to loosen or place in a microwave for 10 seconds. It will then be able to be spread.


Step 5: slice hearty bread into slices. Toast and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.


Step 6: spread on some of your cheese mix.


Broil for a minute (watch it!! or it will burn) 


eat right away!!












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