Toad in the hole28/07/2012 19:56
Toad in the hole is a traditional English recipe. It is quite simply sausages baked in the oven with a delicious Yorkshire pudding batter baked around them. So, no toads, just sausages :)
I find good quality herby Sausages are the best for this dish. And I like to serve this dish with plenty of gravy and a scoop or two of smashed potato.
~ Serves 4
Heat your oven to gas7/220C/425F.
Put 8 SAUSAGES into a roasting tin, add 1 sliced ONION, season with SALT &
BLACK PEPPER and drizzle over 2 tbsp SUNFLOWER OIL. Bake in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes until the sausages are beginning to brown nicely.
To make the batter, sift 100g PLAIN FLOUR into a mixing bowl with a good pinch of SALT. Make a well in the centre and crack in 2 EGGS. Beat lightly, then gradually pour in 300ml full-fat MILK beating all the time until you have a nice smooth batter.
Remove the hot tin from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages. Return to the oven and cook for a further 25-30 minutes until the batter is well risen, crispy and golden brown.
Tip ~ Make sure that the oil in the meat tin is nice and hot before pouring in your batter.