Welsh Rarebit with Ham and Watercress
at room temperature
red hot pepper sauce
green bell peppers
Beat eggs until well blended.
Stir remaining sauce ingredients, together with the eggs, in a double-boiler.
The type of beer used is a personal preference.
A variety beer such as an imported German, British, etc beer is recommended so as to make the recipe less ordinary.
A Pilsener or Lager may add more foam to the mixture and make the rarebit lighter in texture.
Bring a double-boiler to the boil then reduce heat to medium to to heat mixture.
Leave mixture uncovered and stir mixture thoroughly about once every minute.
When the desired consistency is achieved, beat mixture with rotary beater or electric mixer until very smooth.
Leave in double- boiler to maintain temperature.
Toast bread slices. Home-made bread, sliced slightly thicker than commercial bread, is preferrable.
Variety home-made breads would vary texture and flavour.
Drape 1 to 2 slices of Black Forest Ham (or alternative delicatessen meat slices) over toasted bread.
Place on dinner plate and set in warming oven approx 10 min. prior to serving.
Steam watercress with julienne green peppers until heated These vegetables should be as close to uncooked as possible, although heated. Microwave may be utilized (approx 2 min at high). Wild watercress would enhance flavour. Mound a portion of watercress and green pepper in the middle Ladle a generous amount of the rarebit over the vegetables, ham and toast - allowing it to flow to cover the plate bottom. Accent plate by dropping thinly sliced uncooked tomato on the top of each mound.