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Toad in the Hole

Cowbridge Kitchen

Toad in the hole is sausages baked in a Yorkshire pudding batter, where the name came from is a bit more of a mystery.

This recipe is a simple idea probably created as some sort of way to make a cheap and filling meal on a tight budget. You just need to make the perfect Yorkshire pudding batter.

The only way to look at this dish is that the Sausages are the toads and the Yorkshire Pudding is the hole, it is up to you what type of Sausage (Toad) you want to use but there are plenty to choose from or you could make your own Sausages.

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This recipe takes about 1hr 10 minutes to make
35 mins Prep time
35 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on 2 sausages

Calories: 560
Protein: 22g
Fat: 42g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 0.7g
Sugar: 9.7g
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This recipe will serve 2 people Table for Two Servings
Medium: This recipe is straight forward
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, the secret is to get the batter right
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The batter mix is cheap to make, comming in at only £0.76.

The price of the sausages depends on what you use, I have gone mid range.

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Cost to make:
£2.76 / $3.49 (Est.)

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    How to Make Toad in the Hole

    Toad in the hole is an 18th century English dish consisting of Sausages baked in a Yorkshire Pudding Batter , not surprisingly then that the dish has it's roots in the North of England.

    The exact origins of Toad in the hole are a bit unclear, but traditionally the dish is served with Onion gravy and Vegetables.

    Toad in the hole was created as a way to stretch out the meat in the poor houses.

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    6 Pork Sausages
    4 eggs
    4 ounces of flour
    25 ml of olive oil
    100 ml of full fat milk

    Cooking Instructions

    1. First thing to do is make a quality Yorkshire Pudding Mix. Get the Eggs cracked and into a bowl.
    2. Mix with a fork.
    3. Add the Flour and combine with the eggs until a thick batter is formed.
    4. Add the Olive oil and the Milk to the Batter.
    5. Mix well with a fork or a whisk until small bubbles are formed .
    6. Leave the mix to rest for 30 minutes.
    7. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into an oven dish.
    8. Cut your sausages in half and get them in the dish, cook in the oven @ 180 c for 10 minutes.
    9. Remove the sausages and cover them with the Yorkshire pudding Batter.
    10. Turn the oven to 200 c , return the dish and cook for another 25 minutes or until the batter is well risen
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    Chefs Tips

    Try this with different types of Sausage.

    I like a nice spicy Cumberland sausage in mine.