Gloucestershire Rarebit Recipe

Gloucestershire Rarebit Recipe

Taste the Town with our Gloucestershire Rarebit Recipe. 

A spicy rarebit served on hot toast with homemade plum chutney. We recommend enjoying on a weekend with a piece of our Bakewell Slice, perfect after a good walk.

Photo: Joe Sarah

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • For the rarebit:
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 300ml local beer at room temperature
  • 200g stinking bishop, cut into rough pieces
  • 1tsp Tewkesbury (or English) mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Small handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 large slices of overnight dough bread
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • salt and pepper
  • For the chutney:
  • 8 Plums, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 125g soft light brown sugar
  • 75ml cider vinegar

Method

  1. To make the chutney: heat the plums, ginger, brown sugar and vinegar in a pan, on a low heat for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until thick and jam-like.
  2. For the rabbit: in a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour to make a thick roux. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring to prevent the roux from catching.
  3. Stir in the beer, adding it gradually until you have a thick but smooth sauce. Add the cheese and stir until melted. You should now have a thick paste.
  4. Mix in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, chopped parsley and season to taste.
  5. To assemble: drizzle the bread slices with a touch of oil and lightly griddle on each side until nicely char-grilled. Divide the cheesy mix between each slice. Blowtorch for a few minutes (or stick under a hot grill) until browned and bubbling.
  6. Serve with the plum chutney.

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