An English pub classic dressed up with a garnish of green onion and coloured peppers.
Measuring cups and spoons
Cutting board and knife
Fork and spoon
4 cups (400 g) old cheddar, grated
2 tsp (10 mL) dry mustard
2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup (60 mL) beer
2 pinches salt
2 egg yolks
2 Tbsp (30 mL) milk
2 Tbsp (30 mL) flour
8–10 thick slices of Italian, French or sourdough bread (1/2″–3/4″ thick)
green onion, sliced
sweet peppers, diced
freshly ground pepper
Set oven to broil and move rack to top level.
Arrange slices of bread on the baking sheet and lightly toast each side under the broiler until golden brown. Watch carefully!
Meanwhile, combine grated cheese, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, beer, salt, egg yolks, milk and flour in mixing bowl. Mix together with a fork until well blended. You can add a bit more milk, if necessary, to moisten the mixture so it can spread easily.
Remove bread from broiler and move the rack down to the middle level.
Spread each slice thickly (about 3–4 Tbsp) with the cheese mixture. Make sure you spread the mixture to the edges of the bread.
Sprinkle with green onions, diced sweet peppers and freshly ground black pepper.
Return to oven and broil for 3–5 minutes until cheese is bubbling and golden.
Serve with sliced tomatoes and hot sauce if desired.
This classic, one-pan meal is perfect for those nights when you want to treat your family to something delicious and hearty without the big cleanup. For added creaminess, add a generous dollop of sour cream!