Welsh rarebit with laverbread and ale Laverbread is a Welsh delicacy and hugely nutritious – here it teams up with Welsh rarebit, a dish where its name is said to date back to the 18th century although the recipe itself dates back earlier, and by adding a dash of ale creates a breakfast or brunch of champions. Serves 4 | Prep 10 minutes | Cook 10 minutes Ingredients 225g mature Welsh cheddar 25g butter, melted 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon plain flour freshly ground black pepper 4 tablespoons Welsh beer 1 tablespoon laverbread 4 thick slices of bread Method Welsh rarebit with laverbread & ale 01 Grate the cheese and put it in a saucepan along with the butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, flour and pepper. Mix well and put over a gentle heat. Gradually add the beer to moisten but do not make the mixture too wet. Stir until melted and when it has reached a thick paste remove from the heat and leave to cool a little. 02 Meanwhile toast the bread on one side only then spread the laverbread over the untoasted side before spreading the cheese mixture. Grill gently until the topping is cooked through and well browned. 03 The mixture can be made and kept in the refrigerator for several days if required. Find out more about traditional Welsh recipes Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Famous Welsh Foods Wales has a wealth of organic farmers’ markets, artisan producers, food festivals. Bara Brith Bara Brith translates to ‘speckled bread’ and is a traditional Welsh fruit loaf made with tea. West Wales Food Festivals Discover nine great events showcasing delicious local produce, restaurants and recipes. 10 Welsh food festivals For a celebration of food and drink, look no further than one of Wales’ many food festivals. Top Cardiff eateries Crafted coffee, spicy poppadoms, fresh seafood – Cardiff’s restaurants offer tempting food for all. The Fig Tree, Penarth Discover the best of East Wales, The Fig Tree in Penarth.