Bite size Toad in the Hole

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

You will need:

120g plain flour

2 large free-range eggs

350ml milk

10–15 large fresh sage leaves, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

12 chipolatas

Equipment: 12-hole muffin tray

1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan), 240°C, gas mark 9. Using an electric whisk, beat the flour and eggs together in a large bowl, then gradually add the milk to form a batter. Add the sage.

2. Oil the muffin tray using a little of the olive oil. Add a teaspoon of the oil to every hole and bend 1 chipolata into each hole. Bake for 15 minutes then ladle the batter evenly into all the holes.

3. Lower the oven temperature to 200°C (fan), 220°C, gas mark 7 and cook for a further 15–20 minutes, or till golden and crispy. Serve with ketchup and French beans.

Recipe, What’s For Dinner by Fay Ripley (Collins)