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When we were young kids, my dad, who was born in South Wales, was told to make us grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch because my mom had to work (she was a nurse.) When he served us a version of the recipe below, our eyes almost popped out. This WAS NOT the grilled cheese we knew and loved. But he talked up into eating it and it became the new grilled cheese we knew and loved. Of course, there was no war on by this time, so our lunch was made with sharp cheddar cheese, which I would highly recommend over the American cheese this recipe calls for.
Welsh Rabbit (serves 6)
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1 lb American cheese, diced
½ tsp salt
½ tsp dry mustard
Few grains cayenne pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup milk, beer or ale
Bread for toasting
1. Melt butter and diced cheese and cook over hot water until melted, stirring constantly.
2. Add salt, mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce; mix well.
3. Add liquid slowly. Add eggs and stir until mixture thickens.
4. Serve at once on hot toast.
(Halve this recipe and use as a sauce)
From: Cooling on a ration; food is still fun by Marjorie Mills 1943