Sausage Popovers (aka Mini Toad-in-the-Holes)

A traditional British dinner, Toad-in-the-Hole is made of sausages cooked inside a batter pudding. I wanted my 3yo to enjoy it, so I miniturized it. Just my version. Seems like a lot of oil to be adding, but most of it will stay in the tin if it s hot enough when batter s added.

  1. 1 cup all purpose/ plain flour
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 2 cup milk
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 6 pork link sausages
  6. 6 tbsp vegetable oil lard or beef dripping(s)
  1. Change In a large bowl add the flour and make a well in the middle with a spoon Break the egg into there
  2. Change Add the salt and begin to whisk the egg into the flour As this gets a bit stiff start to add the milk as you whisk until you have a batter
  3. Change Leave the batter aside to rest while you make the sausage balls
  4. Change Take kitchen scissors and snip each sausage into two peices Remove the skins and shape each piece into a ball
  5. Change Pour half a tablespoon of oil or fat into each hole in a twelve hole muffin tin and put it into an oven heated to 400C Its a good idea to place a baking tray on the shelf below to catch any dripping fat
  6. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and put on a medium heat Add the sausage balls and brown them on all sides (this should take 8-9 minutes)
  7. Change The oil in the muffin tin will be very hot by now so be careful doing the next step Put the sausage balls into the muffin tin one into each hole then quickly pour a quarter cup of batter over each one doing so as quickly as you can to keep the oil hot Some people take the tin out of the oven onto the hot hob to do this others just keep the tin in the oven and add the sausage and batter carefully while its half in there
  8. Change Cook them for 15-20 minutes or until golden puffed and crisp

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