Thursday, June 15, 2006


1 cup flour
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
6 thick beef or pork sausages

1. Sift the flour, salt and pepper into a bowl and make a well in the centre.

2. Blend egg and milk together and pour into the well in the flour and stir gradually to make a smooth batter. Whisk it and continue to beat for about 3 minutes.

3. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a jug and set aside for 30 minutes.

4. Place the sausages in a cast-iron pan and bake at 240 degrees celcius for 10 minutes.

5. Pour the batter over the hot sausages and return to the oven lowering the heat to 220 degrees celcius for 30 minutes.

Serve hot cut into wedges with fresh salad or greens.

Cooks Tip
Allowing the batter to stand lets the gluten rest, ensuring a tender batter. Do not beat again before cooking.

This was the first time I had ever made toad-in-the-hole, and it was GOOD! I grew up eating lots of different sausage dishes and it's about time I tried some of the recipes - they are cheap, good to eat, especially for families on a budget. My husband, who is a very fussy eater LOVES this dish (well, He is english afterall...).

Look out for more sausage recipes that I will put on this blog over the coming weeks.

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