Toad in the hole
PREPARE 10 MINUTES COOK 30 MINUTES
100g Plain flour
2 happy eggs
100ml Full-fat milk
Generous pinch of salt
Generous pinch of white pepper
60ml Water, cold
6 Pork sausages
A drizzle of vegetable oil
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Mix the butter, sugar and flavouring together until light and fluffy
Lay the sausages in a small roasting tin, drizzle with oil and place
in a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes
Add the flour, salt and pepper to a bowl, make a well in the middle
of the flour and break both eggs into it. Using a hand whisk, mix
the eggs with the flour starting slowly from the centre. Once the
eggs are combined, gradually add the water, mixing to a thick
paste. Finally, add the milk, continually mixing with the hand whisk
until the batter is smooth (you can use an electric mixer for this
process but it will rise better if you do it by hand)
When the sausages are just starting to brown in the oven, take
them out, turn the oven up to 200°C, pour the batter in with the
sausages and return them to the oven for a further 20 minutes.
When cooked, it will have risen and be golden brown and crispy
Serve immediately with an onion gravy
The happy egg co.
In 2010, I was proud to be asked to become brand ambassador for the happy egg co.
The happy egg co. is the UK’s number one brand of free range eggs, and believe that hen welfare is key.
The happy egg co. are firmly of the belief that happy hens lay wonderfully tasty eggs, which is why they want to be experts in hen husbandry and ahead of the game to make sure the girls are as happy as can be. They’ve even won aGood Egg award from Compassion in World Farming in recognition of all their hard work.
They believe that hens enjoy being busy and that’s why they not only provide wide open pastures for the hens to roam and forage, but also equip all of their farms with an assortment of activities to enhance the hens’ natural environment. This includes play kits for perching, sandpits, trees and brashings. Only specially selected British free range farms are chosen to become happy egg farms, all of which are approved by both the British Lion Standard and RSPCA Freedom Food.