Welsh Rarebit Cheese Spread: A fabulous cheese spread that would make a wonderful gift for any serious food lover, made in under 2 minutes in the Vitamix Ascent, with all the traditional ingredients for a classic rarebit. Pot the cheese spread in covered jars and add a card with the serving suggestions.
For Festive Gift Giving
This is my latest recipe in a mini series I am working on with Vitamix® Ascent™ called Upgrade your Christmas Flavours, it’s a fabulously easy recipe for Welsh Rarebit Cheese Spread, which is simplicity itself, and would make a tasty gift for any avid food lover. I made this in under five minutes in my new kitchen toy, a VITAMIX® ASCENT™ SERIES BLENDER, which will prove to be invaluable throughout the festive period and beyond. My last recipe using this impressive blender, was for Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing, a recipe that’s perfect for entertaining over Christmas and the New Year, and the blender would make an ideal gift for any food lovers Christmas stocking too!
Today’s gift in a jar, makes three x 125g jars of cheese spread, and would be great when added to a food hamper, or why not keep one jar back for personal snacking and enjoyment! The cheese spread is made in the blender using the variable speed function, which gives you full control over how smooth or coarse you want your cheese spread to be, as well as being in control of the final consistency too. The only proviso with the ingredients is to use the very best aged, extra mature or vintage Cheddar cheese for maximum flavour, as the cheese needs to be “man enough” to hold its own when mixed with the mustard, Worcester sauce and IPA ale, as well as the chilli flakes if using them.
All you need to do once you have blended the Welsh Rarebit Cheese Spread, is to decant it into some jars or pots (with lids), and add a label with serving suggestions, and storage instructions. Add a length of festive ribbon and a sprig of something seasonal, such as holly, for a decorative finish. Storage instructions should say “Keep covered in the fridge for up to 1 week, and once opened, store any unused cheese spread covered in the fridge”. The serving suggestions are as follows, and can be added to the gift tag: “Spoon me onto crackers, crusty bread or oatcakes and enjoy me cold; OR, dollop me onto baked potatoes, grilled chicken or steamed veggies for something hot! Or, use me as a rarebit topping, spread me on toast before grilling until bubbling and golden brown”.
The recipe is shared below, and look out for my next recipe in the Upgrade your Christmas Flavours series in a couple of days time, which uses leftovers to create a smooth, velvety and creamy soup, that’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another festive recipe, Karen.
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There are currently two different Vitamix® Ascent™ blenders available, with a further product being added to the series in early 2018, all in a variety of colours and metallic finishes meaning there’s one for every style and taste. The blenders are available for CHRISTMAS STOCKING wish lists at: Vitamix.com, Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis, Lakeland, Steamer Trading, Brown Thomas (Ireland), and selected premium kitchen stores and at select Vitamix® retailers. Each machine comes with a technique book that offers recipes and insight into a range of culinary techniques, showing users how to put their Vitamix® to work for them for every meal.
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