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Welsh Rarebit

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Welsh Rarebit

Discover the secrets of making the perfect Welsh Rarebit! Get the recipe, learn the ingredients, and master the art of this classic dish.

Welsh Rarebit


  • 2 Tablespoons butter

  • 2 Tablespoon flour

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ cup Porter style beer

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

  • 4 slices toasted breaded

  • Hot sauce to taste

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour

  • Continue to whisk the flour for about 2 minutes, do not brown

  • Whisk in mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper until smooth

  • Add beer and whisk to combine

  • Pour in the heavy cream and whisk until well combined and smooth

  • Slowly add the cheese, whisking the whole time so the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth

  • Add hot sauce

  • Pour over toast points and serve immediately while hot

Adapted from the Alton Browns recipe @Food Network

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