When it comes to British food, Toad in the Hole is as traditional as it gets. One of the earliest recipes for Toad in the Hole dates back to 1861 and doesn't mention sausages but pieces of meat. Still, it's the same basic recipe, sausages baked in a Yorkshire Pudding batter.
I am ashamed to say, I've never make Yorkshire Puddings or Toad in the Hole before today. I thought it would be complicated or tricky but it's all very straight forward if you follow two simple rules:
Make sure the oven and the oil in the pan are both very HOT and DO NOT open the oven door to look at the pudding!
If you follow these two simple rules and this TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE you can make one of the best traditional British dishes ever!
I used vegetarian sausages for our Toad in the Hole and served it with Mustard Mashed Potatoes , green garden peas and lots of onion gravy. You can use any type of sausage you like, veggie or not. Just remember, no peeking!