A good way to celebrate St. David's Day (1st March). I once had Welsh rarebit as fancy as this in a restaurant in Italy of all places. I've yet to see it anywhere else where it wasn't just cheese on toast. Which is a shame as a little extra effort makes it amazing.
- 3 trees of broccoli or 2 cauliflowers, cut into small florrets
- 1 swede, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks
- 5 slices of bread, cut into quarters
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 600ml milk
- 300g cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
- Steam the broccoli/cauliflower and swede for 15 minutes.
- Line an oven proof dish with the slices of bread.
- Mix the flour, milk and mustard powder together well in a measuring jug.
- Heat the flour and milk mix in a saucepan on a moderate heat.
- Stir it all the time until it has really started to thicken.
- Add the grated cheese and mix well.
- Remove the broccoli/cauliflower and swede and arrange it on top of the bread.
- When the cheese and flour/milk mix has melted, spread it over the top of the vegetables in the oven proof dish.
- Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.