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Welsh rarebit recipe

Welsh rarebit recipe

310 ratings

Cheese on toast with attitude - this comforting, substantial snack works for morning, midday and evening. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins
  • 389 calories / serving


  • 350g Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp beer (preferably stout) or milk
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 12 thick slices white bread, preferably from a bloomer loaf
Budget swap: Use milk instead of stout

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 32%
  • Saturates

    13g 67%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26.8g Protein 21.2g Fibre 1.4g


  1. Set aside 1 heaped tablespoon of grated cheese. Mix the rest with the egg, beer (preferably stout) or milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and cayenne.
  2. Preheat the grill to high and toast the bread on both sides. Spread the cheese mixture on top and then sprinkle on the reserved cheese.
  3. Grill until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown. Serve immediately.

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If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are unwell, cook eggs until the whites and yolks are solid.

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