Healthier Toad-in-the-Hole recipe

PUBLISHED: 13:16 08 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:42 20 February 2013

Philippa’s toad-in-the-hole

Philippa’s toad-in-the-hole

Once the Valentine's Day chocolates are finished, diets can begin for the spring.

Once the Valentines Day chocolates are finished, diets can begin for the spring. Over at Botany Bay, and Oswaldtwistle Mills, you can now buy virtually fat-free, delicious sausages, from Ye Olde Sausage Shop, here you have a warming, winter treat, but without the guilt!


Serves 24
300ml/10 fl oz liquid, either water, milk, or a combination
125g/5oz plain flour
teaspoon salt
2 large free-range eggs
Black pepper
450g/1lb Ye Olde Sausage Shop Slimmers Choice sausages, grill or fry until golden brown, I dry-fried mine in a non-stick pan
12 tablespoons of lard or cooking oil
1 tablespoon favourite mustard optional
Pre-heat the oven to 220c, gas mark 7


1 Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a hollow in the centre and add the eggs, and mustard, if using, mix whilst gradually adding the liquid. Use a whisk to beat out any lumps of flour.

2 Leave the batter to stand for 30 minutes.

3 Heat the lard or cooking oil in a baking tin, or casserole dish, until really hot, place the cooked sausages in the tin. Stir, the batter, then pour over the sausages.

4 Return to the hot oven and bake for about 2530 minutes, uncovered, until golden and well risen.

With the calories that youve saved you can serve with buttery mashed potatoes, Savoy cabbage, and onion gravy, of course!

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