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Toad in the Hole

Categories: Casseroles, Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Breakfast

Sausages baked in popover batter make a quick brunch

Prep Time: 20M, plus standing

Cooking Time: 40M

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 Italian sausage links
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  1. To make the batter, combine the flour and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add the eggs to the well with 1/2 cup of the milk. Whisk, gradually beating in the remaining milk, until smooth. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Pour the oil into a 13 × 9in (33 × 23cm) baking dish. Add the sausages and turn to coat in the oil. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until they are just colored and the fat is very hot.
  3. Reduce the temperature to 400°F (200°C). Carefully pour the batter around the sausages. Continue baking for 30 minutes more, or until the batter is golden and crisp. Serve hot.
  • Prepare ahead: The batter can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Whisk briefly just before using.
  • Good with a green salad and spicy mustard.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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