Welsh Rarebit

  • Yield: 1 cups


3tablespoons butter
2tablespoons flour
1cup milk
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon pepper
1/2teaspoon dry mustard
1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1cup sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. In the top of a double boiler melt butter and add flour to make a smooth paste.  Add milk gradually and stir constantly.  After mixture thickens and cooks about ten minutes, lower heat and add cup of grated cheese, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.  Stir until cheese melts and mixture is smooth.  Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Baton Rouge’s River Road Recipes (the Junior League of Baton Rouge, La., 1959).