Brings back childhood memories of staying home with Mum and making these delicious cheese on toasts. The cheese sauce is also wonderful for topping fish or roasted veggies. Do use a heavy British or European beer.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
5 mins
25 mins
8 slices


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a saucepan oven low heat. Add flour and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to brown the flour. Whisk in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper until very smooth. Whisk in beer. Pour in heavy cream and whisk until smooth. Add Cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove cheese sauce from the heat and let cool, about 5 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Toast bread slices on 1 side. Arrange on a baking sheet with the untoasted side facing up. Spoon cheese sauce over the untoasted side.

  • Place under the preheated broil until bubbling and golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use English muffins instead of bread slices if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 41.3g; cholesterol 230.5mg; sodium 723.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Good. Not great but good. It needed something else to me. Probably not traditional in the least bit but some cayenne pepper would have been nice. I used English muffins as mentioned in the footnotes and they soaked up the sauce nicely. I think my main issue with this is that there wasn't enough time to cook off the beer flavor. I like beer flavor in my food but this just had a rawness to it. What I think this would be better in is a dip for soft pretzels. Just my two cents... Read More