We haven’t had much British food yet because we have mostly been eating at home. This weekend, I decided it was time to have a British culinary adventure so spent some time researching traditional British recipes and cuisine.
According to BBC Good Food and All Recipes UK, Toad in the Hole is a staple of traditional British Cuisine. The dish originated in the 18th century and consists of sausage or another meat (historically pigeon) cooked in Yorkshire pudding batter and served with onion gravy and vegetables. Toad in the Hole wasn’t on the top of our list of recipes to try but we had most of the ingredients on hand. We ended up being pleasantly surprised with how good it was!
Find the original recipe here. Serves 4.
8 pork sausages
Olive oil, to coat baking dish
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place oil in the bottom of a baking dish (I used 11×7). Arrange sausages in a single layer and bake in the oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Meanwhile, whisk together flour, eggs, salt, pepper and half of the milk in a medium bowl until smooth. Gradually add the rest of the milk until the batter is a smooth consistency.
Remove the sausages from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages.
Return to oven, and bake for 35 minutes, or until the center is risen and browned. It is normal for the underside to be slightly soft. Trust me, it tastes much better than it looks.