Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3 is...

National Welsh Rarebit Day

Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit is a dish made with a savoury sauce of
melted cheese & various other ingredients & served hot over toast.
The names of the dish originate from 18th century Great Britain.
Welsh rarebit is typically made with Cheddar cheese, in contrast
to the Continental European fondue which classically depends on Swiss cheeses.


    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 drops hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) (optional)
    1 cup whole milk
    1/2 cup beer
    1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, shredded

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat; blend in the flour,
 salt, pepper,mustard,Worcestershire sauce, and
 hot pepper sauce;continue cooking and stirring
 until the mixture is smooth and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; gradually stir in the milk; return to
heat and stir continually until the mixture comes to a boil.
Slowly pour in the beer; cook 1 minute more while
still stirring. Melt the Cheddar cheese into the mixture in
small portions until completely incorporated. Remove from heat. 

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  1. Don't laugh, but always thought rarebit meant with rabbit. I told you not to laugh :)

  2. I'm sure ALOT of people may have thought that too!