How to Make Perfect Traditional Welsh Rarebit Toast (with Beer!)
Welsh rarebit is a Welsh dish created with a tasty, thick sauce, poured over toasted bread. It’s ideal as a traditional delicacy for celebrating St. David’s Day, and certainly isn’t your average cheese on toast.
This simple Welsh Rarebit Toast recipe features a sauce of butter, spring onion, flour, egg, cheese and breadcrumbs - with that special extra ingredient twist, 100 ml of beer!
- 25g butter
- 375g Heritage mature cheese, grated
- ½ tsp mustard
- 100ml milk
- Some thick-cut bread (3 slices per serving)
- 6 large Heritage tomatoes, sliced (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat your butter in a pan, until melted. Add the grated cheese and stir, until that, too, is melted.
- Pour in your milk and mustard, stirring continuously. Season with salt and pepper.
- Boil the mixture, then simmer for another 1 - 2 minutes, before removing from heat.
- Toast your bread slices, then layer three pieces with tomato slices (if using) and put on-top of each other. Place on baking parchment on top of a baking tray and pour on some of your rarebit mixture. Grill for 4 - 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Top-tip: It’s easy to leave out the beer from this recipe. The recipe is still super delicious either way; you could replace it with milk.
If you want to create extra sauce for use later on, the mixture keeps well in the fridge for several days.