Grandma Goucher’s Rarebit

  • 1/2 lb. or little more of NY sharp cheese cut fairly fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, or a little more
  • 1 teasp. dry mustard
  • Salt, pepper and 2 or 3 shakes red pepper

Transcription from Grandma as she cooked:

After you beat the egg a little at one side of the cheese, sort of mix everything together, then add milk (part canned milk makes it god) just enough to almost, not quite, cover all in pan. There is just nothing to making rarebit. After everything is in the pan, you hae to stire it over fairly hot heat or lower heat until all cheese is melted. Never boil. Stir it constantly until it just comes to a boil, the put it in a pan of hot water to keep it hot until the toast is ready.

  • note

Ruth Goucher Shoemaker’s recipe box. Copied here from David and Cathy Shoemaker’s Family Recipe Book.

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One Response to Grandma Goucher’s Rarebit

  1. David McCann says:

    Tuesday 8 November 2022

    Dear All….

    I am so happy to have come upon this recipe…particularly as right next to me on my computer table is my grandmother’s – Mary Elizabeth Goucher (McCann’s )- 1940 diary listing the marriage anniversary of your grandmother to George Gaius Shoemaker –
    19 June 1947. As I sort through the dynamic history of the brothers – Samuel – my great- grandfather – and his brother William Goucher – truly – this connection is so meaningful. And the recipe? It sounds delicious! All good wishes to all the family members! Yours Sincerely, David McCann (Akron, Ohio)

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