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Welsh Rarebit

Annette Zito, KitchAnnetteâ„¢
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Guinness or dark stout/ale, room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices rye bread, lightly toasted


  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour, cooking for about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in mustard powder, cayenne, salt and pepper. Pour in stout and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk until thickened.
  • Lower heat and add cheese, whisking constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Spread cheese sauce evenly on toast and heat under broiler until the edges are browned and the center is bubbly. Serve immediately.