Two-cheese Welsh rarebit w smoked ham ± piccalilli

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 pieces

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Chefs Eat Toasties Too

By Darren Purchese

Published 2017

  • About

What’s better than this Welsh rarebit on a Sunday night? Fire on, glass of pinot, a movie and you are set. Sunday night used to be bath night when I was a kid. I reckon Mum and Dad were tucking into a slice or two of this while I was upstairs in the bath.



  • 8 slices wholemeal sandwich loaf


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium–low heat. (I like to use a cast-iron pan, but any pan will do.) Add the flour and cook, stirring with a heat-resistant spatula, for 3 minutes. Gradually add the beer, whisking the mixture to a smooth paste after every addition. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly with the spatula to stop