Toad-in-the-hole
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Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: British
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Serves: 6
 
A hearty dish of sausage and Yorkshire pudding.
Ingredients
Yorkshire pudding batter
  • 4 oz / 4 dsps plain flour
  • salt to taste (about 1 tsp)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ pint milk
  • 3–4 tbsps animal fat (lard, beef dripping or similar) or a cooking oil with similar smoke point
Sausages
  • 12 sausages
Instructions
Yorkshire pudding batter
  1. Place the flour and salt in a bowl and mix in the eggs.
  2. Add the milk slowly at first, and whisk in either by hand or with an electric mixer.
  3. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Toad-in-the-hole
  1. Put the fat in an oven dish big enough to hold all the sausages with gaps between. I used a ceramic-type dish, but a metal one should work, too.
  2. You want to preheat the oven till it's good and hot, so stick it on full whack for gas and electricity. I set my fan oven to 230 ºC.
  3. When the fat is smoking hot, stick the sausages in and let them sizzle for a moment.
  4. The fat will have cooled a little with the addition of the cold sausages, so put the dish back in the oven.
  5. When it's smoking hot again, pour the batter over the sausages so it comes about half way up the sides of the sausages.
  6. Put the dish back in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the sausages are cooked and the Yorkshire pudding is golden.
Notes
The fat must be smoking hot so that the batter sizzles when it's poured in.

The Yorkshire pudding recipe is based on James Martin's grandmother's recipe.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 sausages
Recipe by Pandammonium at https://pandammonium.org/toad-in-the-hole-recipe/