Yes, it's certainly a strange name! Toad in the Hole doesn't describe what this dish is at all! But if you ask any British person, they will say "Ahhhh that's sausages cooked in a Yorkshire Pudding" and served with some lovely Onion gravy. Simple as that!
It's a great meal, easy to make and always a hit with kids and adults alike.
So let's see how we make this dinner with a strange name!
½Pintor 300 ml milk
¾cupor 100 g plain / all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
6 - 8thick beef or pork sausages
Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible.
Pour the eggs, milk and flour into a large mixing bowl with the pinch of salt. Using an electric hand beater or hand whisk beat to form a thick, smooth, airy batter .
Leave to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible - up to several hours
10 minutes before the end of the batter resting time, place a tablespoon of oil into a roasting tin. Space the sausages evenly. Place the tray in the preheated oven and heat until the fat is slightly smoking.
Give the batter another good whisk then pour into the hot, roasting tin. Please be careful, the fat may splutter when the batter is added. The batter should cover the whole of the bottom of the tin and be approx 2 cm / ¾ " deep.
Return the tin to the oven to cook until golden brown approx 20-25 mins.
Serve the Toad in the Holes with Onion gravy (recipe link below) and fresh seasonal vegetables