Bloody Welsh Rarebit

Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix doesn’t just make for a perfect Bloody Mary, it’s also great to use in cooking. Here, Food Writer and Stylist, Rob Allison uses it to make a Bloody Welsh Rarebit. As he says, “it’s really bloody good”.

Thinking about it, on a lazy weekend afternoon, this Rarebit with a Bloody Mary would be a bloody great combo.

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  • 200ml Milk
  • 30g Butter
  • 30g Flour
  • 100g Cheddar, grated
  • 75ml Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix
  • 4 Slices of Fancy, Crusty Bread, toasted
  • Handful of token Greens to serve


Zap the milk in the microwave just to warm a little – cold milk makes for a lumpy white sauce.

Melt the butter in a pan over a medium to high heat and when hot add the flour and stir in. Cook, stirring constantly for about one minute then take the pan from the heat and stir in half the milk, beating it in until you reach  a smooth paste like consistency.

Reduce the heat then put the pan back on. Pour in the remaining milk and stir in until you reach a smooth, quite loose white sauce.

Bring the mix to the bubble, chuck in the cheese and stir until fully mixed in. Turn the heat off and stir in Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix.

Let the mixture cool a little until it’s thickened a bit, then spread on toasted bread.

Grill for about one minute under a high grill until oozing gloriously and blackened in spots.

Serve up with token greens (and if the mood takes you, a Bloody Mary).


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