Friday, 26 February 2010

Baked Welsh Rarebit

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



  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.

  2. Steam the broccoli/cauliflower and swede for 15 minutes.

  3. Line an oven proof dish with the slices of bread.

  4. Mix the flour, milk and mustard powder together well in a measuring jug.

  5. Heat the flour and milk mix in a saucepan on a moderate heat.

  6. Stir it all the time until it has really started to thicken.

  7. Add the grated cheese and mix well.

  8. Remove the broccoli/cauliflower and swede and arrange it on top of the bread.

  9. When the cheese and flour/milk mix has melted, spread it over the top of the vegetables in the oven proof dish.

  10. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.


Serves 6.

1 comment:

  1. Any ideas for a real rabbit?