Welsh rarebit

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Worcestershire sauce was allegedly created when a recipe made by chemists Lea and Perrins in the early 1800s went wrong and was left for a few years in a cellar. When they tried it again, they found it had become a delicious sauce, which is now the secret ingredient in recipes like Bloody Mary and Welsh rarebit.



  • mature cheddar 250g
  • English mustard 1 tsp
  • egg yolk 1
  • Worcestershire sauce a couple of good dashes
  • Guinness 1-2 tbsp
  • sourdough or other crusty bread 8 slices


  • Step 1

    Put all the ingredients except the guinness and bread in a small processor and whizz, adding enough guinness to make a paste. Toast the bread then thickly spread on the rarebit. Grill until golden and bubbling.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 419
  • Fat 24.5g
  • Saturates 14.2g
  • Carbs 30.8g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 20.3g
  • Salt 1.81g