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Welsh Rabbit  Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Welsh Rabbit

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"I believe this recipe is the same as Welsh Rarebit, the classic British topping for rye or white bread toast. Melted sharp Cheddar cheese is complimented by Worcestershire sauce and a hint of cayenne pepper."

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in and blend the flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Stir in the milk and Worcestershire sauce. Continue stirring the mixture for 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  2. Stirring continuously, melt the cheese into the mixture and blend well. Serve immediately over warm toast.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2002

My Welsh mother-in-law tells me you MUST make this with beer, not milk. Will try that next time

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2005

My great grandmother used to make this when I was a kid and it's been a long time since I've had it. Very good over white toast. Tastes best when made with an ale or strong beer. This is a very tangy dish!!


23 Ratings

Jun 11, 2007

The trick to this recipe is using a combination of beer and milk (yes, both work well together!). We have made this since I was a little kid with this recipe: 16 slices bread, 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup porter or ale, 1/4 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 6 oz extra-sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups). We as kids tore up the toast because it was fun, the adults cut it up with a fork and knife. It's also called Buck Rabbit (or rarebit) if you put a fried egg on the toast. This is the closest I could find to the old recipe I used from the old Betty Crocker recipe. The Welsh Rarebit recipes are off too, because you shouldn't use processed cheese or tomato soup!

Sep 03, 2008

This was a delicious recipe! I live in a very dry climate, and had to add an additional 1/4 cup liquid, but except for that I followed the recipe exactly. I think this is one that we'll be making again.

Jul 08, 2005

Good stuff! Try adding a couple of slices of tomato on the toast before topping with the sauce.

Jan 29, 2005

I substituted beer for milk. My daughter and I loved it; my husband didn't. Apparently he feels that cheese and bread don't make an adequate supper - even with a salad!

Mar 10, 2003

My husband amazed and extremly happy when I found this recipe. He had been looking for it for years. It is exactly like he remembered and very easy to make. Thank you!

Mar 24, 2009

Bland, but a good base to add on to.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 577 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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