National Welsh Rarebit Day celebrates a Welsh dish that has been around for centuries. It is not known for certain who invented this wonderful holiday and when, but what you can be sure of is there is definitely no rabbit in this dish. In fact, it is rather thickly sliced bread and melted cheese added. This combination even sounds appetizing, and it tastes no less delicious.
This Welsh dish, which is appreciated by millions of people around the world, appeared in 1725. Its recipe was published in The Art of Cooking, and the author suggested several variants of the dish used in different parts of the country. Here are a few historical recipes: the English version – bread was toasted, then soaked with wine. Scottish – bread was toasted, smeared with butter. Welsh – bread was toasted, smeared with butter and mustard. In all variants, fried cheese was placed on top. There are other versions of the treat. For example, the option of adding eggs turns the dish into a Golden Deer, and tomatoes turn it into a Blushing Rabbit. Another interesting recipe involves caramelized onions.
- In the 18th century, this dish was an indispensable part of a hearty dinner, and complemented it with ale.
- Cheese sauce, which is served with toasted bread, resembles fondue, using Swiss cheeses or cheddar.
- A modern take on the Welsh Rarebit is made with soup and salad.
- Only a quarter of the Welsh population partially speaks their native language, only 10% speaks it perfectly.
- It turns out that the following letters do not exist in the Welsh alphabet: k, q, v and z.
How to take part
Prepare Welsh Rarebit and invite your friends, trust me; the party will be a success. The dish is easy to prepare, the ingredients for it can be bought at any store. Try several treat options, especially since there are many treat options on the Internet. Talk about the holiday on social networks; people will be interested to learn about this old and delicious dish.
When is National Welsh Rarebit Day in 2023?
National Welsh Rarebit Day is observed on September 3 each year.