Toad in the Hole

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

New British Classics

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1999

  • About

It’s not known when batter puddings – Yorkshire pudding is the most famous – developed, but it must have been inspired by economy. During spit-roasting, a pan was put below the animal or bird to catch the juices and fats, and these were used to baste the roast. Sometimes these fats were used to cook smaller food items, and it must only have been a matter of time before a batter was poured in to make a crisp wrapping for the meat, and to make the meat go further. The recipe for