Want to cook a traditional British food that’s delicious and not much work? When my husband said he had an easy Toad in the Hole recipe and offered to make it, I quickly said, ‘Yes please!’
However, when I grabbed my camera to share it with you, he said the recipe is so simple that he didn’t think it would translate well to pictures and words for a blog. I am taking the chance and would love your feedback.
It’s a bit cheeky but, Toad in the Hole is actually just a Yorkshire pudding recipe poured over sausage. And now that this little secret is out, let’s look at what you do to make this yummy British food.
If you notice the top part of the picture, that’s literally all the ingredients you’ll need for this traditional British dish. Ok, so the flour featured above is just a small representation of what you’ll use, but what you see there is pretty much it in terms of food.
What might be an issue before you start is kitchen appliances. If you don’t have a blender or food processor like these below, you’ll just need to save this on Pinterest or bookmark it some way until you’re better equipped.
The steps were fairly straight forward and not very photogenic.
Basically, you pour the flour, eggs and milk with a pinch of salt in to a cuisinart. After mixing, you leave it to sit. In a baking tray, you add the oil and then bring it to a boiling point in the oven. Once boiling, remove the baking tray from the oven and add sausages. Next you brown them a bit. When the oil is still very hot, you add the batter, red onions and rosemary. Finally you cook it in the oven.
The magical results should look something like this…
Now doesn’t that just look amazing? Of course, you’ll want to pair it with a few things for a full plate to impress your mates. In this case, my husband made mashed potatoes and green beans (AKA ‘runner beans’ to the British).
If you aren’t interested in making a full Sunday roast, this Easy Toad in the Hole recipe is an excellent food choice for a brilliant weekend meal. What you see in these blog pictures could easily feed four.
My husband, the infamous ‘Mr. Sunny’, recommends drinking Stella Artois for the preparation and consumption of Toad in the Hole. In fact, the day we made the food featured in this blog post, we uploaded each step on my Snapchat, including his frequent beer breaks along the way.
For more recipes from my beer-loving husband, be sure to follow the Sunny in London British Food Recipes board on Pinterest.
Easy Toad in the Hole Recipe: Advice
While this is truly an easy Toad in the Hole recipe, you must know that cleaning your oven after cooking the food in the pan can be incredibly difficult. The beef dripping that splashes around creates quite a greasy situation. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below!
- 2 ounces flour
- 4 eggs
- 4 ounces of milk
- 6 pork sausages (minimum 90% meat)
- ¼ cup beef drippings
- 2 sprigs rosemary (to taste)
- ½ red onion thickly sliced to add in to the mixture
- Pour the flour, eggs and milk with a pinch of salt in to a cuisinart. Mix until smooth. Leave mixture to sit.
- Heat oven to 430.
- In a baking tray, add the beef dripping until it melts.
- Bring it to a boiling point in the oven.
- Once the beef dripping begins to smoke in the oven (approximately 10 minutes), remove from oven and add sausages.
- Quickly brown sausages on top of the stove, and when the oil is still very hot, add the batter, red onions and rosemary.
- Cook it in the oven until sausage is done, making sure Yorkshire pudding mixture doesn't burn (approximately 20-25 minutes).
- Serve with green beans, mashed potatoes, cabbage, peas and gravy.