Toad in the Hole

This recipe can be found in The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz.

Toad in the hole is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in a Yorkshire pudding batter. But where did the name “toad in the hole” come from? Some say it’s because the sausages stick up out of the batter and resemble a toad poking its head out of its hole. It doesn’t, but oh well.

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Toad in the Hole
Toad in the Hole
Cuisine Main Fare
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Main Fare
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Toad in the Hole
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour and salt.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. Add in butter and milk.
  3. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 450F (220C). Pour the oil into a medium-size rectangular baking dish and put into oven to heat.
  5. In the meantime, brown sausages in skillet on both sides.
  6. When oil in the baking dish is hot, carefully remove the pan from the oven. Lay the sausages in the pan.
  7. Remove the batter from the refrigerator, give it one final whisk, and pour it over the sausages.
  8. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350F (180C) and bake for another 10 minutes, until the pudding is puffed up around the edges and the edges are brown.
  9. Enjoy!