What was the original name of Welsh rarebit?
The original 18th-century name of the dish was the jocular “Welsh rabbit”, which was later reinterpreted as “rarebit”, as the dish contains no rabbit. Variants include English rabbit, Scotch rabbit, buck rabbit, golden buck, and blushing bunny .
What are the ingredients in a Welsh rarebit recipe?
Ingredients 50g/2oz flour 50g/2oz butter 250ml/9oz strong beer, warmed 250g/9oz strong cheddar, grated 2tsp English mustard 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce black pepper 4 large slices granary bread
What’s the best way to make a Welsh rabbit?
Hannah Glasse, in her 1747 cookbook The Art of Cookery, gives recipes for “Scotch rabbit”, “Welsh rabbit” and two versions of “English rabbit”. To make a Scotch rabbit, toast the bread very nicely on both sides, butter it, cut a slice of cheese about as big as the bread, toast it on both sides, and lay it on the bread.
What kind of sauce do you put on Rarebit?
A real Rarebit recipe has no subtlety at all. It screams with huge great big flavours. Sharp cheddar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce all in a bechamel sauce enriched with egg yolk. Then toasted until gooey and unctuous. I’ve even heard of beer being added and have tried it but it is not for me.
Why did Ambrose Bierce use the word rarebit?
According to the American satirist Ambrose Bierce, the continued use of rarebit was an attempt to rationalise the absence of rabbit, writing in his 1911 Devil’s Dictionary: “RAREBIT n. A Welsh rabbit, in the speech of the humorless, who point out that it is not a rabbit.
What makes Gomer the Welsh Rarebit Fiend Sleepwalk?
In “Gomer, the Welsh Rarebit Fiend”, Season 3 Episode 24 of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., indulging in Welsh rarebit causes Gomer (and later Sgt. Carter) to sleepwalk and exhibit inverse personality traits. Look up Welsh rarebit, Welsh rabbit, or rarebit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.