Welsh rarebit

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Make our Welsh rarebit recipe for a comforting lunch or snack. This upgraded version of cheese on toast is flavoured with mustard, Guinness and Worcestershire sauce


Worcestershire sauce was allegedly created in the early 1800s by chemists Lea and Perrins, who left a botched concoction in a cellar for a few years. When they tried it again, they found it had become a delicious sauce, which is now the secret ingredient in recipes like a 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