The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker so its time to shut the curtains, light the fire, get under a blanket and get cozy at home. NE Appliances and Dean Edwards are here to get you ready for a cozy night in with a twist on the classic toad in the hole.

 

Mediterranean Toad In The Hole (serves 4)

 

Yorkshire pudding batter:

3 eggs beaten

120g plain flour

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves

200ml milk

Good pinch of salt

4 tbsp. oil

 

8 good chorizo style sausages

3-4 sprigs rosemary

1 red onion peeled and cut into six segments

150g cherry tomatoes on the vine

 

100g baby mozzarella

Fresh pesto

 

Method:

 

1: To make the Yorkshire pudding batter mix the beaten eggs, flour, paprika and thyme then whisk in the milk, add a good pinch of salt and place in the fridge to rest for an hour to rest.

 

2: Place the sausages into a medium sized ovenproof frying pan and cook for around 6-8 minutes until golden all over, remove and set aside. Pour the oil along with any fat released from the sausages into a baking tin (alternatively you can do this in the pan you cooked the sausages in) and heat until really hot, pour in the rested batter then place in the sausages, red onion and tomatoes in an ordered fashion, finally dot in some sprigs of fresh rosemary. Cook in an oven set at 230c / gas mark 8 for 25 minutes; do not to open the door whilst cooking.

 

3: Before serving pop on some baby mozzarella and drizzle over some pesto.