This is probably far from the definitive Welsh Rarebit, but it’s how I make it, and I’m Welsh!! In truth, like most things, there are as many recipes as there are families in Wales. Some include beer in theirs, I don’t. If you would like to try one of these recipes with beer, there’s a link at the bottom of the page to Delia’s recipe.
This is a lovely supper/snack recipe, and the quantities below will serve one person generously.
½ tsp English mustard powder (or made mustard)
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
3 or 4 oz strong cheddar
1 spring onion or half a shallot
1 small celery stalk (outer stalk preferably)
2 thick slices of bread.
Beat the egg together with the mustard powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
Finely chop the celery and spring onion or shallot. Add to the egg mix. Grate the cheese and add that too. Give everything a good stir to combine well.
Toast your bread, cover a baking tray with foil and place the toast on top. Spoon the cheese mixture evently over the bread and pop under the grill (broiler). Cook until the cheese is puffed and golden.
Delia’s recipe can be found here :