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Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit is a quickly made traditional British dish, which is both tasty and satis- fying. Serve with grilled tomatoes and a green salad for a light luncheon or supper.

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon flour

2 tablespoons milk

2 fl. oz. brown ale or dark beer

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon black pepper

8 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated

4 slices toast, buttered and kept hot

Preheat the grill to high.

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Remove the pan from the heat and, with a wooden spoon, stir in the flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually add the milk, ale or beer, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring constantly. Return the pan to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the cheese to the mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for a further 1 minute or until the cheese has melted.

Remove the pan from the heat and divide the mixture among the slices of toast. Place the toast in the grill pan and place the pan under the heat. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is golden brown. Remove the pan from under the heat.

Transfer the toast slices to individual warmed plates and serve immediately.

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