Welsh Rarebit

Tristan Kenney (CC-BY)


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Colman’s dry mustard
  • At least 6 drops Tabasco
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) Guinness
  • Ground nutmeg (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces aged English-style cheddar, grated
  • 3 slices Pullman or country loaf bread
  • Chives or chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together all topping ingredients except the cheddar. Season to taste with nutmeg, if using, salt and pepper. Stir in cheddar.
  2. Place bread on a baking sheet and set in oven until lightly toasted, about 8 minutes. Flip bread and repeat until lightly toasted on reverse side, about 7 minutes more. Set oven to broil. Heap ⅓ of the topping onto each slice and spread it evenly.
  3. Broil until browned, about 1½ minutes. Garnish with herbs. Serve bubbling hot.

(Makes 3 toasts)

Related Stories