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Toad In A Hole

Comfort food? Yupz .... perfect for a Sunday Brunch for 2 😉



2  eggs

125 plain flour

150ml milk mixed with 150ml cold water

 1 Tbsp grain mustard

salt and freshly ground black pepper

 4 – 6 fat, herby pork sausages

100g thinly sliced prosciutto, pancetta, Serrano ham or thin streaky bacon

3 Tbsp dripping or lard


  •  Whisk together the eggs, flour, milk, mustard and seasoning, beating out any little lumps of flour..thee consistency should be about that of ordinary double cream, but no thinner …rest for 15 minutes
  •  Preheat the oven to 220°C
  • Carefully remove the skin from each of the sausages and wrap each piece of skinned sausage meat in a piece of prosciutto, pancetta, Serrano ham or thin streaky bacon
  • Put the dripping or lard in a roasting tin and leave it in the oven until it is smoking.
  • Pour in the batter – it will sizzle softly in the hot fat – then arrange the sausages in the batter.
  • Transfer the tin back into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden. 
  • Serve with brown onion and madeira gravy