Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is more of a formula than a recipe. You can use any measure you like, as long as they are all the same. I just used a cup for ease of demonstration. Once you know how to do it there is no excuse for buying those horrible frozen jobs ever again (as my husband says-they are for people who are too stupid to mix together flour, eggs and milk!) You can also freeze these, then just pop them from the freezer into a hot oven for a few minutes to heat through and crisp up. I make little mini ones for the children and freeze them-a great standby for a quick dinner or a cheats 'Toad in the Hole’. Try it--you'll be wanting to eat roasts more often!
- Mix together the flour, eggs and milk, until well combined. Cover and leave in the fridge for as long as possible-24 hours is good, 60 minutes minimum.
- Melt blobs of lard/dripping or oil in pudding tin holes-enough that when its melted it comes up the side of the hole about 1/2cm.Remember lard has a higher smoke point than oil, and dripping more than lard, and in this case the hotter you can go, the better.
- Heat the pan in a HOT oven, until oil/lard or dripping is smoking hot. If need be, heat the pan over a flame over the stove to get it smoking.
- Remove batter from the fridge and mix quickly, pour into pudding holes. It should sizzle immediately.
- Place tray in hot oven and do not open the door. Four large puddings take about 20-25 minutes.
- NB-you can eat these cold with jam too!
Noo, I made these tonight for Russ and I and they were sensational!! I used 1 egg=1/4 cup and went from there. I made 3 and had to use oil. I was torn between using a splodge or a splash (of oil) but went with the splash (as opposed to the blob of lard) and that measurement worked perfectly for me ;-) I wasn't going to photograph them due to your lovely photo, but they looked too good not to! I made these in a half cup muffin tins and cooked them for 15 minutes.
Wow, haven't even THOUGHT about these fattening morsels in years... yum. What would make this recipe better would be a little more clarity on the fat portions. Blob isn't very helpful -- would that be a tablespoon or a third of a cup or ...? Does it depend upon the fat being used?