I think Toad in the Hole has to be one of Todd's favourite meals. Just in case you are wondering what Toad in the hole is . . . it is a traditional British dish consisting of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with onion gravy and vegetables. You can dress it by adding herbs to the batter or onions, etc. but basically it is just sausages and a pudding batter baked together. Simple.
I like to keep it pretty basic, although from time to time I do wrap my sausages in bacon, like I have done here today. Its a simple thing, but tastes so good.
The main thing is to use a good quality sausage. Nothing cheap and nasty. I have been favouring gluten free sausages lately. They seem to be meatier. Not a lot of fillers I guess.
And I always use dry cure bacon. You can use smoked or non-smoked. I like the smoked myslf, but its nice to have choices I think. This recipe here today serves two hungry people, (or three with regular appetites) but can easily be doubled to serve more.
You can make your gravy from scratch or use Bisto. Todd really likes the Bisto. And he loves mashed potatoes with his. You can't go wrong. Crisp batter pudding . . . crispy herby sausages and bacon . . . good gravy, mash and vegetables. This be comfort food at its very best!
And best of all . . . it is such a simple supper.
*Toad in the Hole for Two*Serves 2 generously
pinch salt1 large free range egg, beaten
Simple. Easy. Delicious. Comforting. What more could you want? Bon Appetit!