Classic British Food

Welsh Rarebit (Cheese toast)

By An Edible Mosaic

To make this without beer, use milk, vegetable stock, or chicken stock instead. Add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice along with the spices.

Pro tip

Step 1

Add the butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour. Continue cooking for 30 seconds.

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Step 2

Add the porter, whisking until smooth, and bring to a boil (about 10 seconds).

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Step 3

Stir in the Worcestershire, dried mustard powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk in the shredded cheddar a handful at a time until melted and well-combined.

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Step 4

Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream until the mixture is smooth.

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Step 5

Place the toasted bread slices on a baking tray. Drizzle the cheese on top of the toast.

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Step 6

Broil until the cheese is light golden (stay with it, this happens fast). Sprinkle the chives on top and serve warm.

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Smooth, rich & velvety cheese sauce + crispy toasted bread.