Welsh Rarebit

The name suggests that this dish is abundant in Welsh ingredients. In fact there’s nothing intrinsically Welsh about it and yet it has become synonymous with Wales and so deserves a place on the St David’s Day menu. You might think it’s just cheese on toast but it really isn’t. It’s a surprisingly spicy snack that goes brilliantly with tomato soup or salad. You can use any bread but a sturdier loaf, like ciabatta, gives the whole thing more attitude and sustenance.

Post-Natal Superfood Profile: Fibre
Like iron, fibre helps to regulate blood sugar and your body uses it for the production of serotonin, an essential chemical for mental health.

Serves 2 Adults

2 ciabatta rolls (bake at home or baked)
100-125g grated white and red cheese (cheddar/red Leicester/wensleydale)
1 tsp hot mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • Mix together the cheese, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bake the rolls (if using bake at home rolls) then slice in half horizontally and place on a baking sheet. Divide the cheese mixture equally between the four halves.
  • Grill under a medium/high grill for 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on it and take it out once the cheese is bubbling. Use a small sieve to dust some smoked paprika over the cheese then cut and serve.

Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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