Air Fryer Welsh Rarebit

A Stokes recipe by our Resident Chef

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins
Taste without compromise

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Jar 265g
Case 6x 265g
Jar 170g
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  • 25g Plain Flour
  • 25g Butter
  • 300ml Milk
  • 100ml Dark Ale or beer
  • 60 g Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Stokes Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 800g White Bloomer
  • 60g Red Onion Marmalade

Welsh Rarebit is a tasty classic whichever time of the day you need a hearty snack. Great value, great taste – particularly served with our Red Onion Marmalade … yummy!
Red Onion Marmalade – A red onion relish made with sticky black treacle and rich balsamic vinegar. Full flavoured with a delicious sweet sauce.


  1. Melt the butter gently in a saucepan, then stir in the flour to make a roux.
  2. When the flour and butter make a smooth paste, gradually stir in the beer and the milk, cooking it gently until the sauce thickens. Add a little over half the grated cheese (retaining some to spread over the sauce – extra cheesy).
  3. Add our delicious Dijon Mustard into the sauce and season, stirring until the cheese melts and the sauce bubbled and thickens.
  4. TIP – to avoid a very messy Air Fryer, I cut a piece of foil (from old Chinese takeaway tin trays) to layer the bottom of the Fryer. Because the bread is already toasted (see below) it’s the easiest and cleanest way to work.
  5. While the Air Fryer is pre-heating, toast 2 x slices of bread. Top with half the sauce and grated cheese, pop them into the rack at 200C and cook for 4 – 5 minutes while the other two slices of bread toast – and repeat.
  6. Serve with Red Onion Marmalade for a deliciously cheesy snack.