Friday, 17 May 2013
Toad in the hole with a twist and cheat's with Bisto onion gravy - Recipe (Economical)
Never seen, never heard before. But is has been one of my favourite comfort food for nearly 20 years !
It contains two of my favourite British ingredients : Yorkshire pudding and gravy ;-)
I don't often use cheat ingredients in my cooking but must admit that Bisto is a life-saver to me.
And a real cheat, many do not even notice the gravy wasn't home-made. (With the exception of anyone who has had the misfortune to taste my home-made gravy before LOL)
Here are the ingredients for a family of 4
(2 adults & 2 children or 2 adults and one teenager)
Prep time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 25 mins
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 6 pork sausages
- 110g plain flour
- 1 large egg
- 300ml milk
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary or thyme
- 4 heaped teaspoons Bisto Onion Gravy Granules
- Salt & freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 220c
2. Whilst the oven is heating up, rinse and chop the onions and herbs as finely as you can
3. Brush a baking tray or rectangular cake tin with some oil (metal works best, unfortunately, I didn't have one big enough)
4. Place the sausages at the bottom of the dish and roast for 6 to 7 minutes. This will get the sausages started AND warm your dish up. The warmer the dish, the higher the chances the Yorkshire pudding will rise ;-)
5. As the sausage are roasting, make your batter : Place the flour, egg and milk into a large mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt and whisk until you get a smooth batter
6. Add the herbs and onions to the batter and mix in.
7. Take the sausages out of the oven, turn them around and pour the batter around the sausages.
8. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the batter is cooked through and golden brown. Take care not to open (or let the kids do so ;-) ) the oven during the cooking process or your batter will flop down.
9. Whilst the toad in the hole is cooking, steam some baby greens for 10 to 12 minutes
10. Just before serving, make the gravy : Place 4 tsp of gravy granules in a jug, cover with 280 ml of boiling water and enjoy. Serve with the greens and some cherry tomatoes.
Disclaimer: Although I received some free samples of Bisto gravy to review. This has in now way influenced my decision to use it. This post has not been sponsored by Bisto nor its parent company.