Growing up in England dad used to run pubs for a living. One pub in particular The White Hart was a pub that he ran for a long time. We used to be good friends with the owners and we lived right next door to them.
Without a doubt two meals that were a childhood favorite and that we had once a week were Toad in the Hole and the Sunday Roasts.
Lately I have wanted to try and recreate one of those childhood favorites the Toad in the Hole. The first attempt didn’t go as planned for two reasons.
1. I used pre-cooked sausages and
2. I didn’t make enough batter which is essentially a big Yorkshire Pudding.
So this time I attempted to make it again. It turned out better. It tasted pretty good to. The gravy was also made for me just right.
So here is the recipe and some pictures to go along with it. I will be attempting this again because as they say: “Practice makes Perfect” 🙂
This recipe is super easy and it takes absolutely no time to make.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 160ml milk
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 egg
- 5 thick pork sausages
- 1 tbsp oil
- 165g sachet liquid gravy
- 1onion, finely sliced, sauteed
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to very hot, 220°C
- Add oil in a casserole dish and place in the oven to heat with the oven
- Sift flour into a bowl; make a well in centre. Combine milk, water and egg in a jug; whisk liquid mixture into flour, until smooth.
- Heat a frying pan on medium; cook sausages 5 minutes, until browned.
- When casserole dish is hot, place sausages in and pour batter around sausages; bake 20-25 minutes, until crisp and golden.
- Heat liquid gravy in a saucepan on medium. Stir in onion, sugar and worcestershire sauce; season to taste. Cook 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with sliced toad in the hole, roast potatoes or mashed potato. Even vegetables if you want 🙂
The Sausages in the casserole dish
The batter covering the sausages
The fished cooked (yes it is a little burnt on the edges)
The Gravy cooking
The finish (yes I need to learn to take better food photos)
This is honestly a simple recipe to make and quick to cook.