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Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit  
A lovely snack ready in minutes.


 8 oz (225 g) Farmhouse Welsh Cheddar, grated

 1 rounded teaspoon mustard powder

 1 tablespoon plain flour

 4 tablespoons brown ale

 1 large egg, beaten

 1 rounded dessertspoon grated onion (optional)

 4 large, thick slices good quality bread

 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

 A twist of freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

 a pinch cayenne pepper



  • Begin by mixing all the ingredients together, apart from the bread and cayenne pepper. 
  • Now place the bread under the grill and toast it on both sides till crisp and golden, then remove it to a toast rack for 3 minutes to get really crisp.
  • After that, divide the cheese mixture into 4, spread it over the toast – right to the edges so they don't get burnt – then sprinkle each one with a light dusting of cayenne pepper. 
  • Then back they go under the grill, 3 inches (7.5 cm) from the heat, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling, which will take 4-5 minutes. 

Serve it just as it is or with some salad leaves and a sharp vinaigrette dressing