Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sunday Lunch - Toad in the Hole.

Toad in the hole is a HUGE favourite in my house, I don't make it too often as it is probably not the most healthy of meals and I seem incapable of small portions. This recipe has never failed me, it always rises beautifully and taste light and fluffy with a crisp edge...

N.B This yorkshire pudding recipe can also be used to make around 8 yorkshire puddings in a muffin tin.

Toad in the Hole
  • 125g plain flour
  • 300ml milk (I use skimmed)
  • 2 eggs
  • a bit of salt and pepper to season

  • 8 sausages

  • This is one of the few recipes which I know by heart and it is super easy! When I made it this week I used my kitchenaid for the first time.

    I simply popped the flour salt, pepper and egg in the bowl and turned it onto a low speed (with the whisk attachment) and slowly pored in the milk. I then turned it up to medium for about 2-3 minuted until nice and smooth.

    I then popped the batter in the fridge while I cooked the sausages. I always like my batter to rest in the fridge for a while, I am not sure if there is any actual science to it but I find the Yorkshire pudding rises better.

    I used Richmond Skinless Sausages, but you can use any kind of sausage really.

    I cook the sausages until slightly brown (but not fully cooked) in the oven on 200C, I don't use any extra fat or oil as I find the sausages produce a little oil when they cook.

    Once the sausages are slightly browned I pour in the cold batter (you should get a nice sizzle as it goes in) and then cook for another 30 minutes or so. It depends on your oven as to how long it takes, but I check on it after 30 minutes and check to see if the top is crispy and brown, well risen and comes away from the tin slightly at the sides.

    I served mine with a pile of root vegetable mash and lashing of gravy.

    I was a bit apprehensive about blogging this recipe, purely because I usually stick to things that are sweet and baked, but I might make this a regular feature? A savoury meal post on a Sunday? What do you think? Would it be something you would like to read? Or should I stick to what I know?



    1. This looks delicious!! thanks for sharing - I think it's great. You could have a regular Sunday lunch post :)

    2. I've been dying to try real toad in the hole, in the US what we call that is nothing like it. Looks so tasty, especially with the gravy.

      Also, I think a savory Sunday post is a great idea, mixes things up a bit.

    3. I so plan to make this for my weeekday dinner this week

    4. Nothing at all wrong in experimenting with posts and pushing your comfort limits.
      I did my own post, Odd Names For Food: Toad in the Hole, a while ago.

    5. Yum!!! My husband loves this!

    6. I use this recipe every time now! I also buy little foil tins and make up mini versions from the same recipe with 2 sausages in each, freeze it uncooked and cook for 40 minutes when wanted. Lovely quick, simple meals to cook from frozen or of course fresh. Definitely become a favourite for us here!


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