Rarebits is something I have never made - but now I cannot believe it took me so long to get around to it! These bad boys here doesn't take long, you just need a little bit of patience when it's under the grill.
I decided to go for the tomato one, this made a perfect post-run dinner! Not too heavy, packed full of flavour, and it hardly took any effort at all.
150ml milk (a little over half a cup) - I used coconut, but regular milk, soy or any other milk works just as well!
1 small bay leaf
1/3 onion, finely chopped
A knob of butter
1 tbsp flour of choice (I think I used amranth...I'm not sure!)
Salt and pepper
60g strong cheese (I used Gloucester), grated
1/2 tsp Mustard (optional)
A few drops of hot sauce (great alternative to Worcestershire sauce)
4 slices tomato (optional)
2 slices of bread
-Heat ip the milk in a small pot along with the onion and bay leaf, bring until it is just starting to simmer and turn down heat. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
- Heat the grill up to medium high.
- Add the butter and allow to melt before you tip in the flour, whisk until smooth (you can make a rue of butter and flour separate, but I was too impatient!), add a little more milk if necessary, but remember it is supposed to be quite thick. Turn the heat off.
- Stir through the mustard, and cheese and allow to melt. Spread over the two slices of bread and top with tomatoes (if using). Place under the grill and leave until it has become golden and crisp on top
Whatcha waiting for? Dig in!
And guys, guys, GUYS! How was your holiday?
I returned the green fields of Glasgow on the 28th, and my week away to see my family in Bergen, Norway was magical! Despite rain, I managed to adventure a little bit, and I got to see aaaaaaalmost everyone I wanted to catch up with, which was a relief *smiles*. On the second last day we had snow, and I got to throw some snowballs (on lamp posts, cause I'm a rebel like that...) and I had my first vegetarian christmas, which went really well! Turns out tomato pesto and walnut burgers work a treat alongside normal christmas side dishes!
Now it is back to life, back to reality *starts singing*, but the day after tomorrow, a new year starts and I could not be more ready! I am having a good few people over for the bells, and I just have to make sure we have snacks aplenty!
What are your plans for Hogmanay?
River Cottage's "Veg Every Day", p. 209