Welsh Rarebit

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JoyfulCook

A great tasting cheese dish, wonderful for snacks, can be made ahead or even frozen, great also as a sauce over Cauliflower or combined vegetables

Top Review by Tracy M.

So years and years ago my grandmother used to cook me what I fondly called 'spew'. It never had another name that I knew of. The last time I had this I was approx 14, and I am now 45 and have still been looking for the recipe. My friend advised me on what she thought it was called, 'welsh rarebit' and I started looking at recipes. I have tried 4 so far and all wrong, until now. I cooked this one tonight for dinner and I am ecstatic! This was EXACTLY the very same recipe and taste that I grew up with and now I can finally teach it to my 25 year old. I missed feeding it to her by about 23 years but better late than never. Thank you thank you thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate cheese.
  2. Beat the egg.
  3. put milk and mustard in a small saucepan heat slowly stirring all the time.
  4. Mix the cornflour together with a small amount of extra milk and add to the hot, not boiling saucepan and stir.
  5. Add grated cheese continue stirring on low heat until it boils and thickens.
  6. Add beaten egg slowly while stirring.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. For Welsh Rarebit, toast bread on one side, and spread liberal amount of the welsh rarebit in the untoasted side.
  9. Grill and serve immediately.
  10. Or over vegetables, pour the hot sauce over the vegetables and serve immediately.

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