Some must-try traditional Food while in Wales.
This is not actually made using rabbit but is best described as a Welsh version of Cheese on Toast. Welsh Rarebit is made by mixing cheese with a combination of these ingredients: Ale, Mustard, Paprika, Cayenne, Pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Beaten eggs, Milk and Salt and Pepper. The cheese mixture is poured onto toasted bread and baked / grilled until the topping is melted, oozing and golden. A variation is topped with a fried egg is known as ‘Buck Rarebit’ and the addition of tomato gives you a dish called ‘Blushing Bunny.’
Crempogs tend to be served hot, piled into a stack and drizzled with butter and honey in a manner as pleasing to the eye as it is infuriating to your dietician. Moreover, ‘crempog’ is one of the most purely enjoyable words to say out loud in any language.
As of today you will find 6 whiskey producers in Wales producing an ever growing range of fine Whiskeys.
Laverbread is known as ‘Welshman’s caviar’, a luxurious seaweed dish. Normally mixed with oatmeal, fried and often served with toast, cockles and bacon. it’s a great addition to a Full Breakfast. Laverbread is very good for the healthy-eating-types who should note that it contains blood-purifying levels of iron.
Cawl is a traditionally hearty dish made of meat and any vegetables available. There are many Cawl recipes and these are often handed down through the family and vary from town to town throughout Wales. In some areas of Wales, Cawl is served in a wooden bowl and eaten with a wooden spoon with chunks of homemade bread and Welsh cheese.
Welsh Black Beef
This is Wales’ only native breed of cattle. Black beef is growing in popularity because of its superior taste with a well developed flavour , making this meat ideal for slow cooking and also perfect for steaks and centrepieces.
Great with afternoon tea, a traditional fruit cake with a unique flavour. Bara Brith translates to ‘speckled bread.’ Made with dried fruit and spices, particularly tasty when spread with some top-quality Welsh butter. No visit to Wales is complete without at least one brith encounter.
Wales is really famous for its lamb, which is mostly because the sheep have immaculate green surroundings to live in, creating flavour and texture that is second to none. Welsh lamb is some of the best lamb in the world.