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    French Tart's Note:

    Comfort food at its best! A traditional recipe handed down to me by my Mum and her Mum before was my favourite after school tea time meal & is still a firm family favourite even now! I serve mine with lashings of onion gravy and piles of fluffy & buttery mashed potatoes. I used to make mini versions of this recipe for my daughter when she was little - they make great appetizers before a Halloween/Bonfire night supper or a children's Party! For the mini version, just use a small cake/pie tins or a small muffin tray and split your sausages into quarters OR use cocktail sausages. The following recipe is for 4 people served with potatoes & gravy - the recipe can easily be doubled for more people or if served by itself.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 220°C or 450°F.
    2. 2
      Pour the dripping or vegetable oil into a large metal roasting tin. Place the tin in the preheated oven whilst you make the batter to heat the oil/dripping up.When the fat is hot, add the sausages and turn them over to coat them.Cook for about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Make the Yorkshire pudding batter - Mix flour, salt & pepper together in a large roomy mixing bowl. Make a hollow in the centre & add the egg, mixing it into the flour with a wooden spoon.Add the milk gradually until all the flour and egg is worked in and smooth. Add any remaining milk and beat well with a balloon whisk or hand held beater.
    4. 4
      Take the roasting tin with the sausages out from the oven and very QUICKLY pour the batter over the partly cooked sausages. Swirl around to make sure it covers everywhere.
    5. 5
      Put them back into the oven cook for a further 30 minutes or until the batter has puffed up and the sausages are sizzling and brown!
    6. 6
      Cut into 4 quarters and serve straight away with hot onion gravy & mashed potatoes!
    7. 7
      You can also use pork or lamb chops instead of sausages - making sure they are not too thick. I often use pork chops with quartered apple and stuffing balls which is really lovely!
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      MINI TOADS:.
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      Twist a sausage into half and carefully cut through the skin to make 2 sausages - do this once more to each half making a total of 4 small sausages out of one big sausage. (Or use party cocktail sausages - mini frankfurters) carry on until you have made 12 mini sausages. Follow the instructions above, but only cook the mini sausages for about 5 minutes first and then another 15 minutes with the batter. Serve with tomato ketchup or home made tomato sauce/relish and mugs of soup for a great Winter supper!

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    • on October 26, 2009


      Sep 13 2009: Excellent and very easy! Hadn't had Toad-in-the-Hole in ages. Had some British sausages I picked up from an import store. I thought 220C was closer to 425F, but wish I'd stuck with the 450F as stated, I had to keep it in the (gas) oven for longer. Served this with mash, green beans and an onion gravy. My little ones loved it too! Thanks for another great recipe French Tart. Update: just an FYI for others, a British 1/2 pint is 10 oz, not 8.

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    • on February 17, 2014

      I have made this several times this Winter, my boys and I LOVE it! I use pork and beef breakfast sausage and serve it with mashed potatoes and good and a real comfort food.

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    • on November 17, 2012


      I have heard of Toad-In-The-Hole but have never had it before. This is very easy to make and tastes yummy. The Yorkshire pudding was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and complimented the sausages perfectly. I had them with the mashed potatoes, onion gravy (Onion Gravy) and peas. I can see why this is considered comfort food in England. Thanks for another great recipe, French Tart.

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional British Toad-In-The-Hole and Mini Toads Too!

    Serving Size: 1 (227 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 541.1
    Calories from Fat 337
    Total Fat 37.5 g
    Saturated Fat 13.3 g
    Cholesterol 167.3 mg
    Sodium 1099.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 21.6 g

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