These savoury muffins are from one of my favourite Nigella books, Nigella Eats. I wanted to make something for breakfast this morning and I love Welsh Rarebit. Apparently Welsh Rarebit, or Rabbit as it was originally known, goes back to 1725. It is thought that Welsh Rabbit was an ironic term used when the Welsh were notoriously poor: only better-off people could afford butcher's meat, and while in England rabbit was the poor man's meat, in Wales it was cheese. Apparently there was an English Rabbit, an Irish and a Scotch Rabbit - I'm not sure what they were but I'm going to try and find out.
These muffins contain the cheese and Worcestershire sauce of the original recipe but not the ale. We ate them with some really crispy bacon - delicious. I think a few pieces of chopped up bacon might be quite a nice addition to the top in hindsight.
The recipe can be found here.