Thursday, March 5, 2009

Toad in the Hole

My kids love this novel dinner - we actually had Tom, one of their friends, sleepover the other night and I am sure he was convinced that we were serving up frogs for dinner. He said he would give it a go and must say I was impressed when he asked for seconds.... who wouldn't? This dish is great for kids of all ages!!

I normally serve this with steamed vegetables and a huge gravy boat of thick gravy.

(Sorry this is a really bad picture)
Toad In The Hole
Serves 4
4 tablespoons oil
8 large good quality sausages
285 ml milk
115 grams plain flour
a pinch of salt
3 eggs

Mix the batter ingredients together and put to one side. I let the batter stand for around 30 minutes in a cool place.

Heat oven to 180C. Put the oil into the baking dish and add sausages. Cook for 10 minutes until sausages are browned, turning occasionally. Then place the baking dish on the middle shelf of your oven and turn your oven to its highest setting (around 250C). Keep your eye on the sausages but you need to get the oil as hot as possible. At this point take the baking dish out of the oven, being very careful and working very quickly, pour your batter over the sausages. Warning the cold batter hitting the hot oil may make it bubble and possibly even spit a little. Put the tin back in the oven and close the door.

Don't open it for at least 20 minutes as the minute you open the oven the Yorkshire pudding mixture will flop. Remove from the oven when puffy, golden and crisp.


Lara said...

This looks like something my kids would just love!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so intriguing. Im sure my kids would just devour it! I love the idea of the popover!