Welsh Rarebit

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Serves 2



  • 120 ml brown ale
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g plain flour
  • 150 g mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 slices of bread
Optional bonus ingredient (pick one)
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 60 g black pudding, cooked and crumbled


Set the ale gently warming off to the side

Melt the butter until it begins to foam

Mix the flour into the butter, whisk and cook for a minute

Whisk the warm ale bit-by-bit into that

Whisk in the cheese to make a paste

Mix in the egg yolk, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and bonus ingredient

Toast the bread on one side under the grill (~4 minutes on high), flip over, spread sauce, grill for ~5 minutes until golden brown and bubbling