Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wicked Welsh Rarebit ~ Jamie Oliver

This is my 2nd post for Zoe's Cook Like A Star Blog Hop:
recipe on pg 322-323 of 'Jamie at Home'
titled welsh rarebit with attitude and wicked welsh rarebit from his website

Jamie Oliver's Wicked Welsh Rarebit!
2 thick slices of white bread (of course I used Lena's multigrain bread)
1 egg yolk
3 heaped tbsp creme fraiche (I used heavy cream with a good squeeze of lemon juice)
1/2 tsp mustard
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
50g mature Cheddar cheese, freshly grated (I used Parmesan)
2 tbsp onion marmalade or chili jam (I used cili sauce)
worchestershire sauce (I used balsamic vinegar)

Toast the bread on both sides in the hot oven until golden, then transfer to a baking tray. Meanwhile, mix the egg and creme fraiche together, then add the mustard powder and mix again. Season with salt and pepper, then stir through the grated cheese. 

Spread each slice of bread with a good layer of onion marmalade or chili jam, right up to the edges.  Divide the cheese mixture between the slices and spread this out to the edges too.  Pop the slices back in the oven for about 5 minutes and bake until the cheese is browned and bubbling. Keep an eye on them and rotate the tray for even cooking. 

Cut a criss-cross pattern on top o the cheese with a knife and drizzle a bit of worcestershire sauce into it for an extra kick.  Delicious served with some dressed salad leaves.

I made this in the toaster oven (though if I make this again - will forego the first step of toasting the bread till golden as I slice my bread rather thin and don't take double cooking that well!).  Served this with pan seared thick cut tomatoes and wilted greens.

See: thepioneerwoman's welsh-rarebit
See: wikipedia's all about Welsh rarebit!
See: The Guardian of UK's How to cook perfect welsh-rarebit
See: Hugh's perfect welsh rarebit


  1. Sounds & looks so yummy! Will try this Jo's recipe! Have a lovely day, Emily! :)

  2. Hi Emily, looks really delicious! Wish I could have a piece now. Mich-Piece of Cake

  3. Emily , first of all , I'm sooooo jealous of your cookbook collections ! They are definitely yummy ! hahahaha That said , this toasted bread looks really delicious !

  4. Hi Emily,
    Wow! You have posted the second bakes to cook like a star..I better hurry up...:p
    This recipe of Jamie looks so simple yet so delicious. Love your Jamie cookbooks collections. So great!
    Have a nice week ahead: )

  5. Wow, Emily! I didn't know you are such a great fan of Jamie Oliver. You sure have lots of his books. I have heard of Welsh Rarebit before but have not cooking this and yours look cheesy and yummy...*drooling*

  6. Hi Emily,
    At first I thought "Rabbit"!! Hehehe! Phew!... :o)
    Looks delicious and would be great for lunch! And I'm so drooling over your JO's books! I have only one, it's not in your pile! Jamie's Food Revolution! And I won that in a giveaway!
    Saw The Naked Chef Takes Off at BX, almost bought it! Should I! Hehe!
    Have a lovely week!

  7. Wow, Emily u've a pile of JO books...I just learn his cooking ideas from the TV show...rrr rabbit! *_^. Wish u have a nice day ahead.

  8. Wow! I can see you are really a fan of Jamie Oliver to have so many of his books in your collection! I love the name of this toast, looks so delicious too!

  9. I think the last time I ate this was when I was still a stduent in the UK!

  10. wah! you hv so many jo's books! my eyes almost popped out!! at first when i read your title of your post, i thought some kind of rabbit meat or wat..haha!