WW11 Toad-in-the-hole

1lb small sausages
4oz flour
1/2 pint milk
1/2 oz custard powder
Salt and pepper

1. Mix together the custard powder and the flour
then mix with some of the milk to a smooth batter.
Beat well for five minutes, stir in the rest of the milk.
Season with salt and pepper and leave to one side.

2. Fry the sausages, remove from pan and keep hot.
Pour off some of the fat and save, leaving enough in the pan to fry the first pancake. Brown the pancake lightly on both sides and roll up with the sausage inside.

Keep warm.

3. Add some of the saved fat to the frying pan and add more batter for a second pancake.
Continue until all the batter is gone.

4. Serve very hot with fried tomatoes. A fantastic brunch dish….or as I have found a great one for the outdoors with a difference. The pancakes can be made in advance and layered between sheets of greaseproof paper then wrapped around the sausages.  Your guests will be so impressed.

Alternatively, cook the sausages in an oven dish in a hot oven (220OC/425OF/Gas Mark 7) in a little oil.  Once cooked (but not over brown) pour the batter into the dish (as soon as it comes out the oven and the fat is still bubbling) over the hot sausages and return to the oven for approximately 25 mins until the batter is cooked – et voila – toad-in-the-hole! (For enough batter for a standard sized roasting tin, you will need to double the above amount of batter mixture).

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