Welsh Rarebit Recipe

Welsh rarebit sometime mistakenly called Welsh rabbit, is a savory sauce made from melted cheese and various other ingredients (more like a Fondue) then served hot 
over toasted bread.

8 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon paprika
8 tablespoons flour
4 cups hot milk
16 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Thinly sliced white bread, toasted
Optional: In a sauce pan, start with boiling down 1/2 cup of your favorite wine and reduce the volume by 60-70% then make the above recipe in the same sauce pan.

Melt butter or margarine until hot, and then add the flour, stirring constantly about five minutes or until the mixture bubbles. 
Pour in the hot milk in small amounts, stirring constantly until the sauce is smooth. 
Add the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Remove from the stove, and stir in the grated cheese, mixing until cheese is melted. Keep hot.

Serve the rarebit over triangles of thinly sliced, toasted white bread.

Makes 10 cups of rarebit for 10 servings.

Leftovers can be brought to room temperature and spread on bread and placed under the broiler.

Optional: sliced almonds or grape tomatoes to garnish

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