By Karen Elizabeth on August 27, 2009
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"Nothing is more delicious that a well-made Welsh Rabbit, or 'rarebit'. It is easy to make but you do need to keep your eye on it! Have the toast made, and keep it warm, before you start cooking the cheese - which is best coarsely grated because it melts easily. From 'The Country Kitchen - Cheese And Biscuits' - Jean Hatfield."
Serving Size: 1 (103 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Great easy recipe! Thanks for sharing, Karen! Made for PRMR 2013"
"Decadent and delicious!! This took about 5 minutes to make and is a real feel-good recipe. I used an old cheddar and all the rest of the ingredients listed and it was great! Made for ZWT8. Thanks Karen Elizabeth! :)"
"Made for Zaar World Tour 8. I forgot to take some ingrediants with me, so have left out the sauce and pepper/paprika. This was delicious even missing some extra flavours. I can't wait to try it again with everything included. My boyfriend, who isn't a big fan of breakfast has been telling me how much he loved this dish. Thank you for sharing."
"Made for ZWT-8, mainly because I'd never eaten Rabbit (Rarebit) B4 or understood what its mass appeal was since it seemed ordinary to me ... ordinary til I saw Andi's pic. Andi's pic told a true story cuz there's nothing ordinary about this. I used the beer option as DH always has 1-2 in the fridge I can make disappear for a good cause. He's salt-restricted, so I left that out. My guess is that this is the British version of "comfort food" (like the grilled cheese sandwich in the US) & it works if that's its goal. I know the recipe makes 4 servings, but it didn't go that far for the 2 of us (we both indulged ourselves w/an extra half portion). My orig plan was to make a half recipe (good thing I didn't), but I've never been very good at halving 1 egg & try to avoid it. DH is on vacation for the whole mo of Aug & is really enjoying the Tour. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. I'm now a Rabbit (Rarebit) fan. :-)"
"This was the very first dish I made in Home Economics in Junior High. I remember being so proud of myself for making such a yummy dish. LOL It was a tad on the salty side, it might have been from the brand of cheddar cheese I used. Next time I am going to leave out the salt. I used milk instead of the beer. Thanks for bringing back such a great memory. Made for February 2010 Aussie/NZ Swap."
"This is my first time making Welsh rarebit and won't be my last. I don't like beer at all in any manner and so I used whole milk for the sauce. I found a fantastic grass fed New Zealand white cheddar at Trader Joe's last week and it worked perfectly in this recipe. The rarebit was served over homemade bread, too!: Recipe #340621 Thanks for posting and introducing me to this classic dish. Made for Veg Swap #19-2010."
"This so quick and easy to make and it tastes wonderful.. First time I have made Rarebit at home and we loved this recipe.. I am going to also try adding a slice of ham to the toast before pouring the cheese sauce over next time I make this, that would make for a great quick evening meal.. I served ours as a brunch today and all three of us enjoyed it.. Thanks Karen for a super little recipe that is packed full of flavour with hardly any effort.. A Huge Thumbs up from all.. :)"
"I adore welsh rarebit and this is a fabulous version of it. Made for a great lunch a couple of weeks ago."
"I scaled the sauce down for 2 and served it over toasted bread and cooked turkey bacon for breakfast. Delicious. I also did this in the microwave with success, which made breakfast quick and easy. A nice change of pace. Thank you for posting."
"I also downsized this recipe for 2. And it was ....how you say!!!!Fantastic! Although I did cheat and made most of the recipe in the microwave on low.... and yes it worked! It worked well also. I used the beer option ( although had a small bottle left over as DH doesnt drink much) ahhh well it was worth it!!!!! I served with roasted tomatoes on toast and this made for a very rich and filling meal! Although I did not use the paprika option but this was so easy and quick to prepare (especially using the microwave.) First time trier's to Rarebit here, and DH an I both loved it. Thanks Karen.....wont let this recipe go am saving this one!"
"I downsized to 2 serves which gave the four of us a lovely tasty gooey snack. I used the milk option and a sharp vintage cheddar and served on a thick slice of wholemeal/wholgrain buttered toast. This tasted sinfully rich and don't think I could handle more than 1 slice at a time, would like to have as a light lunch with a crisp green salad, though. Thank you Karen Elizabeth, made for Please Review My Recipe."
"I grew up having welsh rarebit and this was actaully like I'd remembered"
"Toasted, cooked, in the mouths of guests, and none left. This was so easy, there would be no reason why not whip this up when you have friends who stop by? I used butter, beer, and added the whole amount of cayenne. Whoot! This is absolutely delicious! I quartered the toasts into toast points and threw some diced green onion on top. Just delicious! Made for *Veggie/Vegan* swap! September 2009"
"Aaah...yum! I love welsh rarebit (and all of the various ways to make it!!).This method was quick,easy and did I already mention delicious!! I used beer (not a rarebit without it really!) and added a dash of tabasco to the mix too. A wonderful lunch snack or supper dish without much effort being exerted. Thanks Karen Elizabeth."