So a ‘Toad in a Hole’ is basically a Yorkshire Pudding with sausages and often a few tomatoes inside, baked all together in the oven. They’re a British staple but this here is my unique twist — I’ve made bite-sized versions, using cocktail sausages cut in half and sliced up cherry tomatoes. These are ideal for a party buffet, or as an original side to maybe a Sunday Roast.
I can pop an entire pudding in my mouth with embarrassing ease. The beautifully sweet cherry tomato really hits as you chow down, and the sausage and puff add a balanced savoury flavour.
These are so simple but honestly so delicious. Give them a try, it’ll take you less than 20 minutes. 🙂
- vegetable oil
- 140g (1 cup) plain/all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 225ml (1 cup) milk
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 12 cocktail sausages, halved
- 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- fresh thyme to garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 220C / 430F
- Drizzle a little oil evenly into two 12-hole non-stick mini muffin trays
- Place the trays in the oven for 10 minutes to heat the oil
- TO MAKE THE BATTER, add the flour to a bowl and mix in the eggs until smooth
- Gradually add the milk and beat until lump-free
- Season with the salt and pepper
- Remove the heated trays from the oven and carefully place a sausage half in each hole, then half fill with the batter, top with a cherry tomato half and a small sprig of thyme, if using.
- Place the tray back into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the puddings have puffed up and turned a beautiful golden brown and the sausages are cooked through.