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English Two in One

(34 Votes)
SERVES
6
PREP
30 Min
COOK TIME
45 Min
READY IN
1 Hr 15 Min

If you're a fan of warm-ya-up casseroles that are so good you keep going back for seconds, then this English-inspired dish should be tops on your what-to-make-this-weekend list! Don't just take our word for it; try it and let us know what you think!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound mild rope sausage, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; add milk a little at a time and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add water and eggs and beat until bubbly. Cover loosely and set aside for 30 minutes in a cool place, but do not refrigerate.
     
  3. Meanwhile, place sausage in a 9- x 13-inch baking pan and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and pour batter over sausage.
     
  4. Bake on center oven rack 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy, well browned, and crisp.
Notes
  • Spoon out the Yorkshire pudding and sausage so that you get two favorites in every mouthful!
     
  • We just love our English-inspired dishes! Why not also try our easy version of Cottage Pie?

Ratings & Comments

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How about some Scottish recipes for us Scots from north of the border.

I know this as Toad in the Hole but we used butter to grease the pan.

Being English I loved this dish as a child and my own kids and grandkids love it too. British sausages have a quite different flavor so I have used Italian sausages here in the US. For those who still find it a tad dull try adding cheese to the batter mix and omit the 1/4 cup of cold water which can be the ingredient that can make the batter dry sometimes. Use a Yorkshire Pudding batter for this to make it less dry.

Sorry but this is not a keeper for me. Followed the recipe and thought it turned out very dry. Needed some kind of sauce or gravy was easy to prepare but very lacking. Just did not find tasteful. Sorry

This will b my first time trying it out,i'll b trying more.Thank you very much.

Sorry, now I was able to save it! :)

Is there a reason I am unable to save it to my recipe box?

used breakfast sausage, delish!!

this recipe is fun and easy...it's the 5th time I have made it. I like it

When I was a young girl at home (in England before the war) my Mum made this and she called it "Toad in the Hole" Looks like another Brit called it that too,:-)

Another Brit here, Toad in the Hole, love it. The Johnsonville Sweet Italian Bratwurst work well, or even the regular Bratwurst. With plain Yorkshire Pudding, next day make a lemon sauce and just heat the leftover pudding in the over for a few minutes, portion and plate it, smother with lemon sayce and enjoy.

My mother made this without the sausage. Added sautd onions, torn in pieces and served with beef gravy over it along with a English pot roast.

My mother being Irish, we had this quite often. When she taught me to make it she stressed the fact that the dish had to be HOT when you poured in the batter. If on the rare chance there was any leftovers we'd spread a bit of butter on it and eat it cold. Not much different than eating a slice of cold pizza.

Can you substitute Bisquick for the flour? My Irish son-in-law needs gluten free and Bisquick makes a GF product. Thanks.

Yes you can substitute Bisquick. However, you need to add milk instead of water, and do not let batter sit for 30 minutes. Pour batter over sausage immediately and bake. Thank you and good luck!

sounds so good, i'm serving fried apples with this

but also a good idea is too cut up the meat into bite size peaces. eaiser to eat

wow and its made with stuff i have around all the time!!!

can you make this ahead of time, like the night before? And maybe add some cheese? Great dish for a fast and nutritious breakfast.... Making this tomorrow.

I wouldn't recommend making it ahead of time, however you could make the batter ahead. Reheated Yorkshire pudding is never good!

No, this has to go into a hot pan. But, making the batter ahead is easy to do. I make this in a blender and then cover the blender pitcher and put the whole thing in the fridge.

I want to try it, seems like it would be good if you threw in some green pepper and onion!

My husband is English and e call this Toad in a Hole. We usually use sweet italian sausage links but you can use any sausage really. We either serve it with mashed potato and a veggie or Bubble and Squeak which is potato and cabbage that has been boiled and then pan fried like home fries. YUMMY!

My husband and I are both English and, yes, this is Toad in the Hole. Best made with good English sausage, especially from Lincolnshire, but seeing as that's not readily available in the US a good pork sausage would be a good substitute. I'll have to try the Italian sausage.

oh! i thought this looked familiar! thats what my mom called it too, toad in a hole! thanks fro the side ideas!

This recipe looks great. It sounds like any mild sausage will work in this dish. Thanks for a great dinner dish!

exactly what kind of sausage do you use?

Video said they used Italian Sausage.

Why not try several different kinds on different occasions, and see which you and yours like best?

Would be even better if I could get Wall's pork sausages. Anyone know where I can get them in the US?

Did you ever find English sausage for this recipe, I am british and am always looking for a good place for english foods!

You can buy English sausage mail order but it's not cheap! Goodwood's British Market is one good, reliable, source. I've lived in the US for almost 40 years, I'm English, and nothing compares to good Lincolnshire English sausages!

we used to have a store here in AZ. that only sold British food stuff was great but it closed, now to find it is to expensive.

Just curious. Is this a main or a side dish? Also, what would be a good accompaniment to this recipe? It sounds great! Gotta try it!

As mary2 said - Toad in the hole!!!! Love it - hey mary ru British? I am - Jenn

Got any more " English " recipes ? This sounds good.

Sounds like a traditional British "Toad-in-the-Hole." Easy to cook, fun to watch in the oven, and satisfying to eat.

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