Despite it’s funny appearance (I know you giggled – so did Mr D), toad in the hole is actually bloody delicious. I mean who doesn’t love sausages in pancake batter? My friend Amanda from ‘A cooker and a Looker blog’ taught me exactly how to make toad in the hole (and her version is non thermomix for anyone who’s interested). Funny how I had to learn the recipe from an Aussie!
Anyway, I decided to convert the recipe for the thermomix, seeing as that’s my go-to in the kitchen. I put a bit of a kiddie twist on it too, in the hope of luring my kids in……….and it worked a treat. They loved the little individual toads, and of course teaming it with sweet potato mash was a no brained as it’s one of their favourites. Don’t you just love how easy it is to make mash potato in the thermomix? I added a few easy peasy frozen greens too.
- 6 small chipolata sausages (or 6 normal sausages cut in half).
- 3 tbs olive oil
- A small bunch of fresh chives
- 115g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 250g milk
- salt and pepper
- 50g parmesan cheese
- 250g milk
- 30g butter
- 400g potatoes (peeled and and quartered)
- 600g sweet potatoes (peeled and quartered)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Prepare your muffin tray for 12 (I add silicone patties to make it easier to remove the toad in the hole once cooked).
- Add half a tsp of olive oil into each hole.
- Put one sausage into each hole and pop it in the oven to cook for 5 minutes.
- While the sausage is cooking, add the chives to the thermomix bowl and chop of 3 seconds on speed 4.
- Add the eggs, milk and flour and whisk together for 30 seconds on speed 6 until your batter is formed.
- After 5 minutes, take the tray of sausages out of the oven (carefully) and pour some batter into each cup (over the sausage) until each one is 3/5 full. Pop it back into the over for a further 20 minutes, or until each one has risen nicely and is a nice golden brown.
- While the toad in the hole is in the oven give the thermomix bowl a quick rinse and add the parmesan cheese. Chop it for 10-15 seconds on speed 8 and set it aside.
- Peel and chop all the potatoes and add them to the thermomix bowl.
- Add the milk and salt and cook for 20-25 minutes at 100 degrees, speed 1.
- Insert the butterfly and add the butter and parmesan cheese.
- Mash for 20 to 30 seconds on speed 3-4.
- Serve with your toad and the hole and some green veggies if you fancy them.
So tell me…..did you giggle at my photography??
Will you try a toad in the hole?
These look so cute, I know my boys would love them! I have to admit I’ve never tried a Toad in the Hole before, but will certainly be giving these a try 🙂
I hope the boys like them Lauren. It’s such a traditional English dish and for some reason I didn’t start making it until I came to Australia!! xx
At first I have to admit I thought I was witnessing the revenge of thousands of wives after the Ashley Madison customer data hacking… but that says more about my dirty mind than your photography! 😉 I love Toad in the Hole and amy more innocent offspring thinks these look “super cute” and want me to give them a whirl! 😉
I reckon my kids would LOVE these – if only I could find someone to make them for them 😉 xxx
I’d offer if we lived closer. Maybe you should ask Amanda?? LOL x
We call egg cracked into a hole in a piece of bread and cooked a toad in the hole so I was surprised by your photo! My kids would love these.
I hadn’t heard of that one until someone told me over on my facebook page. Makes more sense than sausage in pancake, lol xx
Made these tonight so easy and so tasty! We all had a little laugh at there appearance but like the single kid friendly size! My hubby is english so it’s always nice to cook something a little authentic for him! Great with a modern twist!
I have just found your blog and am so excited. I have two boys who I know will pee themselves laughing at this but I am going to give it a go anyway! Anything to stop my youngest who is 7 saying “Yuck I don’t like that.” at every meal. He likes sausages and vegies so this could be a real winner!
I thought this was a Vegan site. I am disappointed. Never mind. I can use Vegan Sausages to make this, and other Vegan ingredients…thanks for sharing though, it looks amazing…I have seen a few Vegan recipes so I am happy…
Loved it! Thank you 😊