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Welsh rarebit

 7 ratings

Cooking Time:15 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Welsh rarebit

This warm, cheesy delight is a Welsh favourite. It is also known as Welsh rabbit or Caws Pobi in Welsh!


  •  150g low-fat grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of low-fat margarine
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 level teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of plain, white flour
  • 4 tablespoons of semi-skimmed milk
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of wholegrain bread, toasted on 1 side only


  1. Put the cheese, flour, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, margarine and pepper into a saucepan
  2. Mix well and then add the milk to moisten. Do not make it too wet
  3. Stir over a gentle heat until all is melted, and when it is a slightly thick paste, stop stirring, and swivel it around the saucepan, which it will do quite easily
  4. Leave to cool a little, and meanwhile toast the bread on one side only
  5. Spread the rarebit over the untoasted side and brown under a hot grill
  6. This mixture can be made and kept in the refrigerator for several days if required

What you will need

  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve this dish with a light and crispy side salad

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