Winter warmers: Toad in the ... Sky?

January 17, 2013

We all appear to have experienced a little snow and the wintery cold seems here to stay. So return home from work, pop on the kettle, snuggle into your slippers and enjoy this beloved dish which promises to warm you all up.
Toad in the Hole is a traditional and well loved dish; what I am introducing is the most incredible twist on this. It truly is one of my very favourite meals: the perfect concoction of sausages, creamy and moist choux pastry, onions, and mustard. It is called Toad in the Sky, which alludes to the delightfully fluffy and comforting yumminess it offers!

500g sausages (or two per person)
275ml milk
50g unsalted butter
150g of plain flour
1 onion
4 eggs
mustard and seasoning

-Preheat the oven to 200°C
-Grill the sausages with the onion in a pan until lightly browned.
-Heat the milk and butter until boiling
-Beat in the flour all at once, until smooth.
-Now add the eggs gradually (let the mixture cool a little so that the eggs don't begin to cook)
-Butter a dish and place in enough batter to cover the bottom. 
-Cut the sausages in half and place them onto the layer of batter with the onions.
-Add in the remaining batter and bake for 40 minutes until golden.

Serve with plenty of vegetables of your choice, and a big dollop of mustard.

If you're in want of a warming and filling meal give this a go and I assure you there will be no turning back!

Do you have any favourite hearty winter meals?


  1. Wow! Looking amazing! Definitely making it the soonest possible! x

    1. Yes please do, it's so yummy, let me know how you get on :) X

  2. Olivia Quinton7 May 2013 at 12:03

    In the sky?!? I have never come across this before - it look utterly divine and perfect winter food :)x

  3. TeaDrinkingBookLover8 May 2013 at 10:15

    Aha I know, in the 'sky'. I've had so many problems with people asking me, don't you mean 'toad in the hole'?? It is my absolute favourite winter dish- so warm and comforting. I hope you give it a try- perhaps not in May though! X