Welsh Rarebit


  • 4 slices whole grain bread, sliced thick
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark ale, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Toast the bread on both sides under broiler or toaster. It should be super toasty.
  2. Add butter to a saucepan, turn heat on medium. When the butter is melted and sizzling, whisk in the flour and cook for a minute, stirring.
  3. Slowly whisk in the ale until there are no lumps. Whisk in the Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder. Use a spatula and stir in the cheese until it is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to slightly cool and thicken.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Spread the cheese sauce on all of the slices of bread. Broil until bubbly, browned and melted. Serve immediately.