Toad in the Hole - Recipe Courtesy bbcgoodfood.com
An easy, filling and tasty proper Toad-in-the-hole, the way it should be.
8 fat pork or beef sausages (frozen or fresh)
For the Yorkshire pudding batter
113g / 4oz plain flour
1 medium egg
250ml / 8 floz semi-skimmed milk
A pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180c fan, 200c, gas 6
Place the sausages (fresh or frozen) in a medium roasting tin or roasting dish (Mine measures 12"x7") and cook in the oven for 10-15 mins until lightly browned and the oil is starting to come out of sausages
While the sausages are in the oven, prepare the batter. Put the flour in to a medium bowl (I don't bother sifting), make a well in the centre using the unbroken egg then crack the egg into it. Add a little of the milk and start to whisk the egg/milk into the flour. Add the milk in bit by bit. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk to ensure no lumps. Leave to one side.
After 10-15 mins take the sausages out of the oven, shut the oven door to keep the heat in and quickly pour the batter evenly over the sausages then put straight back in the oven for another 35-45 mins. (Do not open the oven door during this time) When done the Yorkshire will be risen and deep golden all over. (if the pudding starts to brown too quickly during cooking, turn down to 150 degs and leave 5 mins longer)
Serve cut into portions with mashed or new potatoes, veg and gravy.