Welsh Welsh rarebit

Welsh Welsh rarebit


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About this recipe: A real Welsh version of rarebit that is made with sharp Cheddar cheese and fresh thyme. Simple, and delicious! Garnishes are almost endless, from poached eggs, to sliced tomatoes, to pickled onions and piccalilli, to bacon. Really, put anything you think would taste good with toast and cheese on there, and tuck in.

Chris Schryer

Serves: 4 

  • 225g (8 oz) grated sharp Cheddar or other hard/sharp cheese
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons of good ale
  • 2 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Preheat the oven grill.
  2. Combine cheese, ale, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in a pot over low heat or in a double boiler. Melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  3. Spread mixture on bread, and heat under the grill for about 1 minute and serve, or spread on toasted bread and eat immediately.

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Reviews (3)


O law, was this good! I'm actually drooling while thinking of what next to say. One thing tho'--do you mean dry mustard or prepared mustard? What's the white thing in the snapper? - 03 Mar 2012


Yummy, very tasty and easy to make thanks - 07 May 2016


I would think powdered mustard. Thinking that is a poached egg on top, sounds really yummy. - 18 Jul 2015

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