I have decided it's Mustard Rarebit for lunch today. You can tart it up as much as you like. Why not try using blue cheese, such as Stilton, or add a thick layer of chutney under the cheese? You could also add walnuts, olives or capers to the cheese mix - just experiment!

Ingredients: (serves 4)
25g butter
4 spring onions - thinly sliced
250g Cheddar or Red Leicester cheese - grated
50ml beer
2tsp mustard
4 slices of white bread
salt and pepper


  • Melt the butter in a frying pan, then add the spring onions and fry for 5 minutes, until the onions have softened.
  • Turn down the heat and stir in the cheese, beer and mustard. Add a good dash of salt and pepper then melt the cheese mixture slowly.
  • Meanwhile, toast the bread lightly on both sides and place on a grill pan. Pour the cheese mixture over the toast and grill under a hot grill for 1 minute, until bubbling and golden.
  • Serve immediately with a slice of tomato.


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