Toad In The Hole for the family

The batter
The batter
Delicious and filling
Delicious and filling

Feeding the family

 In these times of financial hardship for all, any way of cutting down costs is sure to be welcome.

 For those of us that still enjoy a traditional sunday roast (no matter what day of the week it is!), but find the cost of joints of pork/ lamb/ beef etc. prohibitive, then a cheap and filling (although often overlooked) alternative is Toad-In-The-Hole.

 INGREDIENTS

Four sausages, one large egg ( freerange please, lets be nice to chickens), 75g of plain flour, 75ml of milk, 60ml of water and a dash or two of pepper (optional).

METHOD

Cook the sausages in the oven at 180c for about 20 minutes, or until lightly done (do not overcook, it does not go well with the yorkie pud!).

While this is in the oven, place all the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until you have a smooth liquid with no lumps and plenty of little air bubbles.

 Once the sausages are cooked, allow them to cool for five minutes or so, and then cut them into pieces. Place them into a small oven dish (a capacity of about one litre), and then pour over the mixture.

TOP TIP- Before placing the sausages in the oven dish, use one of the pieces of sausage to to grease the dish by wiping it all around the bottom and sides.

Place in a pre-heated oven for 25 minutes at 200c.

Seve with roast potatoes, veg of your choice and lashings and lashings of gravy.

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