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    Irish Rarebit on Soda Bread With Cheddar Cheese and Ale

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    French Tart's Note:

    An easy and very tasty rarebit dish made with Irish cheddar cheese and the ubiquitous Irish ale, Guinness. The Emerald Isle produces some great dairy products and none is better than their butter and Cheddar style cheese. This recipe has Ireland written right the way through it, using soda bread as the base for this cheesy snack, as well as the aforementioned cheese and ale. I have also made these to eat with a bowl of hearty soup or Irish stew, perfect for a cold or damp winter's day. Amazing high tea time food as well; served with salad, chutneys and pickles for a cheap and easy fire-side supper.

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    Serves: 2-4


    Irish R ...

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    1. 1
      Melt the butter in a heavy pan and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook on a low heat for a further minute without allowing it to brown.
    2. 2
      Remove pan from heat and gradually beat the milk or buttermilk into the roux. Return to heat and stir until the mixture thickens. Stir in mustard and honey, spring onions and finally the stout/Guinness. Cook this mixture fairly rapidly for 2-3 minutes then add the grated cheese and stir over very low heat only until all the cheese has melted.
    3. 3
      Spread thickly on four slices of soda bread and place under the grill until golden brown and bubbling. Serve hot with soups, stews, salad, chutneys or pickles.
    4. 4
      (Serves 2 as a light meal or snack with salad and 4 as an accompaniment to soup or stew.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2010


      Using Dijon mustard, buttermilk, and grated Cheddar Cheese this was a lovely side for a spaghetti dinner tonight, along with some Beef Stew. This is a nice rounded recipe. Made no changes here. We loved it. Made for Recipe Swap #41.

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    • on March 17, 2010


      just had this today, added it to my irish celebration !! it was a big thumbs up from everyone here!! thanks for sharing!!

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    • on February 25, 2010


      Hi French Tart: Another excellent recipe. Thank you. Used 50% reduced fat Irish cheddar. Didn't have English mustard so used regular American yellow mustard. Usually it seems that when such changes are made, it's no longer the Authors' recipe, but it wouldn't have been at all without yours to Made for a delicious meal. Thanks, Judy in WA

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Rarebit on Soda Bread With Cheddar Cheese and Ale

    Serving Size: 1 (134 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 571.3
    Calories from Fat 308
    Total Fat 34.3 g
    Saturated Fat 20.9 g
    Cholesterol 98.4 mg
    Sodium 836.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 21.4 g

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