Home Made Sausages & Toad in the Hole!

Home Made Sausages & Toad In The Hole

When I got my beloved Kenwood mixer for Christmas, there was an offer to get a free attachment with it. I asked for my first choice and low and behold, one month later my mincer/sausage making attachment arrived! I’ve been dying to give it a try for ages and this weekend I finally did it. I only went and made my own flippin sausages!

Obviously this requires a mincer & sausage maker to actually make the sausages – but you could just use regular shop/butcher bought sausages for the toad in the hole recipe.

Here is what you will need to make about 6-8 sausages.

  • 600g Pork (Half lean meat & half fat) COLD
  • 100g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1tsp Dried Sage
  • 1/2tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Plenty of Salt & Pepper
  • Sausage Casings (from the butcher)

Here is what you will need to make Toad in the hole for about 4 people.

  • 8 Sausages
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 200ml Whole Milk
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil OR Goose Fat

First up – soak the casings in cold water for at least 30 minutes.

Set up your mincer according to the manufacturers instructions. Make sure that your meat/fat is really cold.

MincingWhen you’ve ran it all through the machine, transfer the mince to a large bowl.

Soak the breadcrumbs in water then pass through a sieve and squeeze out any excess water. Place the breadcrumbs into the mince and add the egg, sage, garlic powder, onion powder and plenty of salt & pepper. Mix well and place in the fridge to keep cold.

Sausage Filling Ready!Change your attachment to the sausage maker. Take one end of the casing and place it under a tap – then squirt water inside. This will help make it easier to get it onto the attachment.

Wet the nozzle and then precede to feed the casing onto it. (Keep your rude thoughts to yourself please!) Tie a knot in the end.

Preparing the casingUsing the machines instructions, push the meat through and gently fill the case with the prepared cold meat until you have one giant sausage. (Again, rude thoughts…)

Giant Sausage!When all the meat has been pushed through, remove it from the machine. From the tied end – start to twist where you want your sausages. Always twist one away from you then the next one towards you and so on. When you get to the end – tie a knot and cut the excess casing off.

Home Made Sausages!Store them in the fridge until you need them.

Toad in the Hole

Prepare the batter by whisking together the milk, eggs, egg whites, oregano and salt & pepper. Sift the flour into a bowl then gradually add in the liquid (whilst still whisking) until you get a smooth batter. Alternatively you could put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you achieve the same result.

BatterLeave the batter to rest for at least half an hour or up to 2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C.

Place the sausages into a roasting tray along with the olive oil/goose fat and put into the oven to roast for 10 minutes.

Roasting SausagesGive the batter a little whisk through.

Take the roasting tray out the oven then, whilst the fat is still hot and spitting – pour in the batter and put straight back into the oven.

Toad in the HoleBake for another 20 minutes or until risen and golden.

Home Made Sausages & Toad In The Hole

Serve with carrots and gravy. Or even with beans if that takes your fancy.

I must say though, I can’t believe how filling this dish is. Considering how cheap it is to make I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the hole it filled! And it was thoroughly satisfying to have a go at making my own sausages. One I will be making again I think!

And on that note I bid you lovely lot adieu.

Miss KitchenMason

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6 comments on “Home Made Sausages & Toad in the Hole!

  1. Mum says:

    Gosh Emma, I am well impressed with your gadgets & your Toad in the Hole….looks great! x

  2. Wow, the comment above took the words right out of my mouth. Shall I say, you are amazing or, a pro? I cannot even imagine making these beauties in my kitchen. 😉 Bravo! Fae.

  3. Lokness says:

    This looks incredible! Your recipes are so great! I am so glad that I found your blog.

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