Traditional British Toad-In-The-Hole and Mini Toads Too!
photo by ms.susan
- Ready In:
- Preheat oven to 220°C or 450°F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Cut into 4 quarters and serve straight away with hot onion gravy & mashed potatoes!
- 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!
- 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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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.
Wow! This was really, really good. We had this for dinner tonight to celebrate the opening of the London Olympics, served with mash, peas, and onion gravy (recipe 18620). Here's the adaptations I made, being in the US: Oven at 450, a 9x9 ceramic casserole dish, 10 ounces of milk, and 4 ounces of flour by weight. And, forgive me, I had to use 1 pound of bratwurst, because there's no English sausage to find here. Ten minutes with just the sausage, and 30 minutes with the sausage and batter was perfect - the pudding was crisp on the outside and custardy in the middle. Thanks for sharing a bit of England with us!
My husband cooked this for Tea tonight and it was briliant, I hadnt had it in ages and this really hit the spot. We used a medium sized roasting tin and were very happy with the resulting Toad int' hole. Hubby popped the batter in the fridge an hour before using, and added a pinch of baking soda to the mix to make sure it rose as we have had some flat ones previously.
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