Welsh rarebit muffins

Welsh rarebit muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

12

Get the kids to help make these yummy muffins, perfect for lunchboxes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
189
protein
6g
carbs
19g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
0.79g

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ level tsp mustard powder
  • 100g strong cheese, half grated, half cubed
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150g Greek yogurt
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  2. Mix together the self-raising and plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and mustard powder in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the cheese, oil, yogurt, milk, egg and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Combine all the ingredients and divide between the muffin cases in the muffin tin.
  5. Place in the oven for 20-25 mins until golden. Remove and cool slightly on a rack.
  6. What you need: Ask the kids to help get everything ready, weighing scales, measuring jug, fork, 2 mixing bowls, 12 paper muffin cases, muffin tin, cheese grater, sharp knife, tablespoon, cooling rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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anniejackson's picture

I added grated courgette and they were lovely! Also added a few chopped anchovies. They freeze well. I find them best when warmed up

natalias's picture

Made these exactly as the recipe stated, but used an extra 2 tablespoons of worcester sauce. The mixture was quite dry, so added a splash of milk. I wouldn't say these were anything like Welsh Rarebit. They do taste quite bland - even with the extra worcester sauce, but they are lovely and moist. My 6yo son loved them though. I would make them again, but experiment with adding onion, blue cheese, courgettes, etc.

mariabryce's picture

I've just finished making these with my daughters. It's a good basic recipe to play around with. We used wholemeal flour in lieu of plain flour, added 100g of grated strong cheddar as well as adding an extra 59g of cubed cheddar, used about 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, added a tsp of english mustard to the wet ingredients in lieu of mustard powder and also added 1 grated courgette and a handful of sliced black olives. Mine took about 10 mins extra to cook through properly but this could be down to extra ingredients or just different oven etc. these smelt amazing while cooking and were a little awkward to get out of their paper cases but that doesn't affect the taste which is the main thing.

coruscating17's picture

Just made these with my 1 year old (he mixed a few ingredients)...super easy and really tasty! Will definitely try varying the ingredients. I split half the mixture between cupcake cases and half in a silicon muffin tin...both are great :)

pirategirlsmom's picture

Has anyone tried freezing these?

alexandracwhite's picture

Yes I've frozen them in a plastic bag and defrosted as and when I need them, and they're totally fine - which is handy as they don't keep for very long otherwise. They are delicious.

nhussain's picture

I made these with grated courgette, chopped feta, olives and a bit of chilli powder. I also used sour cream as I had no Greek yoghurt and less oil. They were fab, really moist and tasty. I want to try them again with blue cheese and bacon.

kathryndonna's picture
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I agree with others that this is a great basic recipe to change around depending on what you fancy and what's in the cupboard. I've tried it using smoked cheese but prefer them with a strong cheddar, with or without a sprinking of parmesan on top. Crispy bacon is a lovely addition too. I have also found the mix needs a little more milk but that maybe because I reduced the oil slightly. Works just as well with low fat natural yoghurt.

suejenkins's picture
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I admit to adding more cheese on the top before baking and I put finely diced shallot in the mix. It worked really well and the muffins were very tasty hot or cold. A great way to stave of mid morning hunger pangs!

penelope76's picture

try adding some tomato and red pepper chutney,delicious

suemumd's picture
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found the mixture the right consistency. I used a mature cheddar, but would still use stronger for more flavour. I might try with a little parmesan added. definitely needs more mustard and Worcester Sauce, or like some suggest something with a little more kick. Having said all that, they were still successful and enjoyed by the family, but all commented - needs more flavour

beckyboo444's picture

Easy to make but was disappointed with the result, I added more cheese but still not enough. Wouldn't bother to make again!

beatletx2011's picture
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made these in an exam for the 1st time - WENT V well and were vv tasty!!

layla1712's picture
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I am a total baking novice and these turned out really well. I used extra mature cheddar but would use a lot more next time. They did stick a bit but still very tasty. I'm well impressed

bealer's picture
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I added a little bit more milk at the end as mix is very dry, also next time i would add alot more cheese,mustard and worcester sauce as they are quite bland!

melanie_t9's picture

Great recipe!! So simple yet such a great result! Defiantly recommend!

stooch's picture
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These are quite nice but not cheesy enough all round. Lovely when you get. Bit where the cheese has Izard out and gone crispy! I had to use plain yog as no Greek in the fridge. I would increase the cheese and the Worcester sauce and try it with buttermilk instead of ordinary milk and lesss yog.

lindsayfish77's picture
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Have just made these, they are really yummy and very moreish, (saying as I finish off my second helping ;-) I think I actually prefer these to cheese scones! Great for my sons packed lunch and think they will work well with homemade soup

hasselk's picture
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Needed a stronger cheese, a bit more mustard, a bit more fluid (milk or oil), and I'd add some kind of topping. And perhaps some cubed ham pieces, or bacon, just jazz it up a bit. But it's a very decent recipe to begin with.

carolwilson's picture
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Loved these think I'll try a grated carrot in the mixture next time. Very easy to make.

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