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Toad in the HoleThis recipe for Toad in the Hole (sausages in batter) came from Leaning's of Tealby - makers of Viking Sausages. Established in the 1860's, no butcher's shop could be more traditional than Leaning's of Tealby. The entire workforce (of one) takes personal and particular care over everything that leaves the shop . . . that's the best way to guarantee that the quality is right.

Made by hand on the premises in the traditional way, Leaning's sausages have a considerable local reputation. The overall flavour is unique. Tasty, moist and delicious, made entirely from local pork. Every morsel is carefully checked and prepared by Ian, who has run the shop for over twenty years, having taken over from his father before him. The secrets of sausage making passed on from generation to generation.

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"What could be more perfect for Leaning's home made Viking Sausages than this traditional farmhouse meal. Makes a scrumptious Sunday lunch or hearty winter supper".

Ingredients for Toad in the Hole

8 Viking Sausages
8 Rashers of bacon

Wholegrain mustard
50g (2oz) lard or olive oil

For the batter:
1 large free range egg
115g (4oz) plain flour
1/2 pint milk
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of salt

How to make Toad in the Hole

  • Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl, make a well in the centre and drop in the egg.
  • Mix to a smooth batter by gradually adding the milk using an electric or hand whisk if you're feeling energetic!
  • Leave the batter to stand for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 225°F.
  • Wrap each Viking Sausage in a rasher of bacon, smeared with mustard.
  • Melt the lard or olive oil in the roasting tin, then cook sausages for 5 - 10 minutes, turning often to ensure they are browned on all sides.
  • To ensure the dish is light and fluffy ensure the sausages and roasting tin are piping hot before pouring the batter in and cooking for a further 35 minutes.
  • Serve with steamed greens and fresh apple sauce.

Serves 4

Leaning's of Tealby