225g cheddar cheese, grated
1 Tblsp butter
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mustard
2 tsp flour
Salt, pepper or cayenne pepper to taste
4 Tblsp beer or white wine
4 slices of bread toasted on one side only
Place the cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, flour, salt and pepper into a saucepan.
Mix well and add the beer or white wine to moisten.
Stir over a gentle heat until melted. When it is a thickish paste, stop stirring.
Set aside to cool a little and toast the bread on one side only.
Spread the rarebit over the untoasted side and brown under a hot grill.
Small vine tomatoes or sauteed chopped tomato, onion or bell pepper can be added before grilling.