Toad In The Hole is a meal for kings and queens. A huge crowd pleaser and is a big favourite at my house. Perfect for a midweek meal or Sunday Lunch.
Preheat the oven to 220 C/ 425 F/ Gas Mark 7. Put 4 tbsps oil in the tin and put the tin in the oven to heat up and get smoking hot. Measure out your flour and salt into a large mixing bowl or food processor. Mix the eggs and milk together in a jug.
Put the sausages in a very hot frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil and brown for a couple of minutes all you want is to get some colour on them.
Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry. Don't worry if lumps form just keep whisking and they will disappear. If using a food processor then whizz for twenty seconds or so.
When the tin is smoking hot about 10 mins after the oven reached 220 C then get it out and put it onto the hob on a high heat. Put the sausages in the tin and moving quickly pour in the yorkshire pudding batter.
Put back in the hot oven and bake it for approx 35 minutes and deeply golden brown. Do not open the oven door for anything.
Meanwhile put the onions back in the frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil and caramelise over a low heat for about 15 minutes. They should start to go a deep brown colour. Sprinkle in the flour and mix through until you can't see it anymore. Add the beef stock and mix well.
Bring the onion and beef stock up to a simmer and stir whilst it starts to thicken. Allow to bubble away for a couple of minutes. Set aside until you are ready for it.
Remove the Toad In The Hole from the oven and serve hot smothered in onion gravy.
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Make sure your oven is 220 C. It needs to be able to stay scorchio.
Don't skimp on the salt.