Baron Bigod, Curried Apple & Date Chutney Rarebit by Fork Deli’s Justin Kett

Award-winning Suffolk chef Justin Kett opened Fork Deli in Hadleigh just over 2 years ago. We are proud to stock some of Fork’s delicious chutneys and sauces in our all-new milk shed here at the farm. In fact, you can buy all the ingredients you need to make Justin’s tasty and comforting recipe from our shop! 

Baron Bigod, Curried Apple & Date Chutney Rarebit

  • 120ml Adnams Bitter
  • 25g Unsalted Butter
  • 25g Plain Flour
  • 100g Baron Bigod
  • 40g Mature Cheddar, Coarsely Grated
  • 1 tsp English Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Chives
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Large Slices of Bloomer/Sour Dough

In a small saucepan gently warm the bitter, set aside. Take another small saucepan & over a medium heat melt the butter until it begins to foam (do not get any colour), tip in the flour & stir everything together, cooking for 1 min. Whisk in the warm ale in several additions to create a thick sauce then whisk through the Cheddar followed by the Baron Bigod to create a thick paste. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce & chives then beat through the egg yolks.

Heat the grill to its highest setting. Place the slices of bread on a flat baking sheet & grill on one side until golden brown. Flip the bread over & spread each one with the rarebit mixture. Place back under the grill & cook for a further 1-2 mins or until golden brown & bubbling, serve immediately with Fork’s curried date & apple chutney.