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Monday, 19 March 2012

Best ever toad in the hole

if you follow this recipe, you will produce a dinner which is transported from a standard, boring mid-week meal, into something you can serve up to friends at a dinner party.

Serves 6

12 good quality sausages
175g plain flour
2 eggs
175 ml milk
50 ml water
2 rosemary springs
6 garlic cloves
1 red onion (sliced into chunks)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/Gas 6

1. Begin by browning off the sausages, rosemary, onion, and garlic.
2. After 5 minutes remove from the heat (the idea is to brown only).
3. Make the yorkshire pudding batter by adding the flour and seasoning to a large bowl.
4. Create a well in the middle and crack two eggs into it.
5. Using a fork, gradually incorporate the flour and eggs until you have a smooth paste.
6. Gradually pour in the milk/water mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter.
7. Add an oven proof dish to the oven with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.
8. After 15 minutes remove the dish from the oven, the oil should be piping hot.
9. Add the sausage mixture to the dish and pour the batter over the top.
10. Cook in the oven until the batter is beautifully puffed up and golden.