from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Welsh rabbit.
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- n. Welsh rabbit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dainty morsel; a Welsh rabbit. See Welsh rabbit, under rabbit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Welsh rabbit, under rabbit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast
The airy texture does nothing for me though – gooey should be the watchword with rarebit.
All acid fruits, rich desserts, certain coarse vegetables, concoctions of all descriptions such as rarebit, condiments, highly seasoned sauce, etc., should be avoided.
On September 23rd, 2009 at 5: 03 pm stephanie said: i'm part welsh, and never knew this had nothing to do with rabbit, and i also thought my dad said "rarebit" as a joke! jeez. well, between this and having to google a word from today's confessions post, i'm learning all kinds of new stuff
Every day is different, but a typical spread might include soup served with chunks of wholemeal, a savoury Danish (a whorl of dough stuffed with pesto, tapenade, spinach and goats cheese), Dorset rarebit (with cider) or rustic open sandwiches (doorsteps of sourdough piled with hummus and salad) – all at £5.75.
"If you don't want the bother of making Welsh rarebit just put sliced cheese on hot buttered toast and put under a grill" – unless you fancy a "Hawaiian Sandwich", with ham and those inevitable pineapple rings, finished off with a plate of "Coconut Whispers" 9oz of desiccated coconut, one large tin condensed milk?
They have the requisite scones with clotted cream and finger sandwiches but don't miss the opportunity to try classics like Welsh rarebit, Coronation chicken salad or Tweed kettle pie.
I looked at it and thought about the Italian grill I could set up for making classic bruschetta, or maybe Welsh rarebit.
We had what Dad called high tea each day, which consisted of baked beans on toast, welsh rarebit or boiled egg with soldiers.
Pale, soft cheeses – ricotta, the chèvre and buffalo mozzarella – are less rich than the firmer ones we mostly use for a Welsh rabbit, or rarebit.
Most rarebit recipes, with the exception of Nigel Slater's quick version, loosen the cheese with a liquid: milk or ale, in Jane Grigson's version; cider for Cheese Society; port for Mrs Beeton; or stout, which comes with the weighty recommendations of both Mark Hix and the Bareham / Hopkinson team.