Toad in the Hole and a healthy challenge

It’s been raining all day, every day in Delhi.

While it’s wonderful staring out of my window, watching the translucent drops of water fall beautifully, and thinking romantic thoughts, the reality is that some time or the other I will have to step outdoors and then there’s nothing romantic about it. At all.

On days like this, nothing work betters than a hot pan of comfort food, sizzling and straight out of the oven.

Something like this delicious, golden-brown, sink-yourself-into Toad in the Hole.

Toad in the hole 5

It starts with some plump, fresh sausages. Now they absolutely do need to be plump. We don’t do no thin, tinned sausages here.

Sausages 1

Then you will roast them till you hear a symphony of wonderful sizzles. Look how happy they are inside the oven!

Sausages 3

Next some milky batter shall be made to pour over the sausages so they can get all comfy and cozy.

Batter 2

And as you look out at the rain outside again, lost in happy thoughts, before you even know it, your Toad in the Hole will be ready to devour.

How gorgeous is that?

Toad in the hole 4

Make this on your next rainy day. Romantic thoughts are a pre-requisite 🙂

Toad in the Hole
Recipe adapted from: Matt Preston

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 4


1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp of your favourite dried herbs
250 g fresh pork sausages
115 g flour
1 tsp mustard paste
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
300 ml milk


1. Preheat the oven to 240º C. Grease a square tin with the oil and scatter over the dried herbs. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes. When the oil starts to sizzle, carefully pop in the sausages. Let the sausages brown for about 20 minutes, turning them occasionally with a wooden spatula.
2. Make the batter by mixing together the flour, mustard, salt, eggs, and milk until smooth.
3. Now very carefully remove the tin from the oven, and pour over the batter. Be very careful as the hot oil may splutter. Put the tin back in the oven for about 30 minutes (until the batter has puffed up), changing to your grill setting for the last five minutes. Remove and serve hot.

Perfect rainy day comfort food. Ain’t it?

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Now for the healthy challenge news!

I’m very excited to tell you that starting on the 26th of this month, I will be attempting the 30 day Paleo challenge with a few of my friends. There is an entire page dedicated to it – check out the tabs at the top of this page.

I will keep blogging and the recipes won’t all be too healthy, so you cake lovers don’t worry 🙂

Incase you’re thinking about a healthy change, consider joining us in our 30 day Paleo challenge. It’s going to be loads of fun and we’d love to have you!

Have a super weekend darlings!

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