Toad in the Hole – British Recipes to take Stateside!

My first recipe that isn’t a sweet!  It seems to be a big thing in America that home made recipes are cooked to a large scale and then taken to family gatherings where everyone shares them.  I’ve found the perfect British twist that is SO easy to make!  Funnily enough, it’s not made with toad…in fact it’s sausages cooked in a Yorkshire Pudding, a batter similar to pancake mix.  I love Yorkshires, despite being made with the same ingredients as pancakes, rather than serving them with syrups, they are served with gravy!  Just like a pie…only batter rather than pastry!

Here’s the recipe (for 3 people)

Ingredients:

6 Sausages

140g Plain Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

175ml Milk

2 Eggs

Method:

  1. Put a small amount of oil in the bottom of a dish (one big enough to hold the entire mixture eventually), add the sausages and put in the oven for 15 minutes, turning them over half way.
  2. Beat the flour, salt, milk and eggs together in a bowl and add to the sausages after the 15 minutes cooking time and place back in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  3. When the batter has risen and turned golden brown, it’s good to serve!

It’s THAT simple and can be served with potatoes and vegetables!

The amount and size of the sausages can be changed.  For example little cocktail sausages could be used and the batter can be poured into muffin tins to make individual servings.  A bigger dish could be used with double the amount of sausages and double the mix to be able to serve more people.  It’s pretty flexible!  Obviously cooking times may vary slightly.

Is it a recipe that you’d be interested to try?

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