Toad in the Hole

The Toad in the Hole Recipe This classic British version of clafoutis is perfect comfort food.

Standing time:
30 mins

Special equipment:
roasting pan or shallow ovenproof dish

1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 1⁄4 cups milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
8 Toulouse or Italian sausages

1 To make the batter, put the flour into a bowl with the salt, make a well in the center, and add the eggs with a little of the milk. Whisk together, gradually incorporating the flour. Add the remaining milk and whisk to make a smooth batter. Leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.

2 Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Heat the oil in a roasting pan or shallow ovenproof dish. Add the sausages and toss them in the hot oil. Bake for 5–10 minutes, or until the sausages are just colored and the fat is very hot.

3 Reduce the oven temperature to 400°F(200°C). Carefully pour the batter around the sausages and return to the oven for another 30 minutes, until the batter is risen, golden, and crisp. Serve immediately, with onion gravy, green vegetables, and mustard.

The batter can be made 24 hours in advance. Keep chilled and whisk briefly just before using.

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