Hey there, sugar!
This week I found a recipe with a wacky name, Toad in a Hole. I mean, I’ve heard some wacky recipe names, but this one takes the cake. Toad in a Hole. Who names these things?
I went to Wikipedia and found out it’s a traditional British dish. It’s also the name of a pub game. I wonder if one had anything to do with the other. Anyway, according to Wikipedia it usually has something to do with sausage in Yorkshire pudding. This recipe doesn’t say sausage, just ‘meat’. Though apparently a Yorkshire pudding is flour, milk and eggs.
27.—Toad in a Hole. Cut 1 pt. of meat into 1 inch pieces and put them into a greased baking dish. Beat 2 eggs very light, add to it 1 pint of milk and pour it gradually into 6 tablespoonfuls of flour, beating all the time. Strain, add salt and pepper and pour it over the meat. Bake an hour and serve at once.
So, no sausage in that recipe. I don’t know what kind of meat it prefers, other than ‘meat’. I suppose that applies to anything that could be meat. It also doesn’t tell me how hot to bake it at. I mean, there’s hot oven, not hot oven, mostly hot oven, very hot oven… Okay, I’m getting a little silly. But still, the point is I don’t know how hot to bake this at.
Now Fred has been willing to taste test my experiments, but this one he drew the line at. He told me that the recipe should tell me what meat to use and what temperature to bake at. Which is weird, because he normally doesn’t care what I make. I was just talking about this weird recipe and he said “Nope, not that one.” He also had a problem with the name. I pointed out that he often eats Pigs in a Blanket, but he said ‘No Toads!’.
Until next time, toodles!