Monday, December 12, 2011

Toad in the Hole

This is Toad in the Hole with root vegetables.
It is a great way to use up vegetables, any combination will work.

 Heat the oven to 200C fan

Peel and cut into chunks the root vegetables of your choice. In here I have carrot, parsnip, baby potatoes and onion. Mix 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 clove of chopped garlic, a good grating of black pepper and salt.
Toss the vegetables in the oil mix and put into an ovenproof dish and roast in the oven for about 35 minutes until golden.

110g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml milk
15g melted butter.
salt and pepper.

Put the flour into a bowl.
Mix the milk eggs, melted butter, salt and pepper in a jug.
Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually whisk in the wet mixture. whisking all the time until you have a smooth batter.
Set aside to rest while the vegetables are cooking,

When the Vegetables are cooked turn the oven up to 220C Fan and quickly pour the batter over the veg. You need to do this as quick as possible so the dish doesn't cool down.

Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until all puffed up and golden.
Don't open the oven door until the 25 minutes are up or the batter could sink.

 If you like you can make some onion gravy to serve with it

Rich onion Gravy

2 tbsp of olive oil
2 large onions peeled and thinly  sliced
1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
1-2 tsp balsamic or sherry vinegar
600mls of good vegetable stock.

Heat the oil in a pot and gently fry the onions until soft and golden.
Pour in the stock and simmer for 10 minutes, then take out about a quarter of the liquid and blend with a stick blender to make a thick puree.
Add the puree back into the pot, bring to the boil, add the red current jelly and the vinegar. season to taste.


  1. Oh, what a coincidence - I made toad in the hole for dinner last night, but with sausages. I hardly ever make it but my eldest daughter has been nagging for weeks now. I like the idea of vegetable toad in the hole, I've never been very keen on the sausages cooked in batter, they don't get crispy!

  2. What a fantastic idea for root veg! And my lot all love Yorkshires and batter so I could probably get them eating more veg this way. Thank you so much for the recipe!
    PS No worries about the tagging thing - I thought I might have offended you!

  3. I agree with you Jennifer, Sausages have to be well cooked and crispy.

    Glad you like it Ruth, The things you have to do to get them to eat their veg.