Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit) with Sage and Onions

Rarebit or rabbit? I like the latter, which (so the story goes) is what the hunter had for his supper when the rabbits had escaped his gun.

The Delia Online Cookery School: Watch how two make your own white bread. Click the recipe image to play.

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This recipe is from Delia's Complete How to Cook. Serves 4 for lunch or as a starter or 2 as a main course

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Begin by mixing all the ingredients together, apart from the bread and cayenne pepper.

Now place the bread under the grill and toast it on both sides till crisp and golden, then remove it to a toast rack for 3 minutes to get really crisp. Why not try making your own bread - watch our Online Cookery School video on this page. After that, divide the cheese mixture into 4, spread it over the toast – right to the edges so they don't get burnt – then sprinkle each one with a light dusting of cayenne pepper.

Then back they go under the grill, 3 inches (7.5 cm) from the heat, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling, which will take 4-5 minutes. Serve it just as it is or with some salad leaves and a sharp vinaigrette dressing which you can see being made in our Cookery School Video on this page.


You will also need a grill pan or baking tray lined with foil.

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