SERVES 6, 10 MINS PREPARATION, 15 MINS COOKING
Commonly mistaken for rabbit, Welsh Rarebit is in fact very delicious cheese of toast! Served with grilled tomatoes, ham and a good dollop of ketchup, this recipe serves up a tasty treat for St David’s Day!
- 150g Cherry Tomatoes, whole or halved
- 25g Butter
- 8 slices of Bread
- 200g Caerphilly or Welsh Cheese (or any mild alternative)
- 10 slices of Ham
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce or Mustard
- 100ml Milk or Beer
- 1-2 tablespoons of Flour, if needed
- Salt and Pepper, seasoning to taste
- Pre-heat your grill.
- Grate or crumble ¾ of the cheese into a saucepan, and add the butter, seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce or mustard.
- Heat gently until the cheese melts, stirring slowly. Gradually add the milk or beer to soften the mixture, but avoid making it too runny.
- Stir and simmer on a gentle heat until the mixture is thick and smooth and drips but not pours off the spoon (if it is a little runny just add a bit more cheese or a few tablespoons of flour to thicken the Rarebit mixture).
- Leave to cool but not harden.
- Lightly toast and butter the bread on one side.
- Slice the ham and place on top of the toast, and halve the tomatoes if you wish.
- Pour the Rarebit cheese mixture over the toast, spreading it to the edge to prevent the crust from burning. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.
- Place the tomatoes on top of the Rarebit and grill until the tomatoes are cooked and the Rarebit turns golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy immediately with extra Worcester sauce, tomato ketchup, or condiment of your choice.