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Introduction & method

Toad in the hole is a simple British dish of sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding batter. Served with onion gravy and peas, it makes a simple, tasty and cheap meal.

Toad in the Hole Recipe

Make the Yorkshire pudding batter

In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt together, then add 2 of the eggs and some of the milk/water mix. Stir well, add the rest of the eggs and enough of the remaining liquid to form a batter the consistency of thick paint. Mix well and put in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.

Prep the sausages

Pre-heat your oven to 230°C (450°F). Prick the sausages several times with a fork. Heat a thin film of vegetable oil in the roasting tin you'll be using to make the toad in. Quickly fry the sausages until they are lightly browned all over. Remove the sausages and set aside. 

Assemble the Toad in the Hole

Heat the roasting tin on the stove until the fat is smoking. Quickly pour in the Yorkshire pudding batter and arrange the sausages on top of it.

Bake the Toad in the Hole

Put the roasting tin in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Do not open the oven door while the toad is baking otherwise the batter may collapse.

Make the Onion Gravy

Peel and thinly slice the onion. Cut the slices in half. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the onions until they are caramelised but not burnt - this should take about 15 minutes. While the onion is cooking, put the wine into a small saucepan and boil on a high heat until it is reduced by half. When the onion is cooked, sift some flour over it and stir well. Keep on adding flour and stirring until the flour is all mixed in. Add the beef stock and wine reduction, stir well and bring to the boil.

Serve the Toad in the Hole

Cut the toad into quarters, pour over some onion gravy and serve with peas. Delicious!

The video above is from the Keef Cooks YouTube channel. Click here to see the video recipe of Toad in the Hole on YouTube.

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Ingredients & Info

•  200 grams plain white flour
•  5 eggs
•  100 ml milk
•  100 ml cold water
•  1 tsp salt
•  8 pork sausages
•  1 medium onion
•  1 glass red wine
•  500 ml beef stock
•  2 tbsp plain white flour

Oil for frying.

US (cups, sticks, etc)

Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes. Resting time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes.

Watch the video on YouTube