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Welsh Rarebit with Ham

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welsh rarebit

Welsh rarebit gets an update with Blandford Flyer’s ginger bite.


Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes


25g salted butter

25g plain flour

100ml Badger Blandford Flyer Ale

1 tsp English mustard

3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce and extra to serve

a good pinch of cayenne pepper

100g Denhay traditional mature Cheddar cheese, grated

1 large egg, separated

4 thick slices of white bread

4 slices of good quality ham

Badger Blandford Flyer Ale, to serve


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour and cook over a gentle heat for a minute.
  2. Gradually whisk in Badger Blandford Flyer Ale to make a thick sauce, and cook for a further minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, cheese and egg yolk.
  4. Whisk the egg white and fold in to the cheese sauce with a metal spoon.
  5. Meanwhile toast the bread under a preheated medium grill on one side.
  6. Turn over and top each slice with ham followed by the cheese mixture and grill until browned. Serve immediately with extra Worcestershire sauce and a glass of Badger Blandford Flyer Ale.


Tip: As an alternative spread the toast with a little tomato chutney before topping with the ham and cheese mixture.

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