Budget recipes: Toad in the hole

Sometimes it’s hard to afford fresh produce, especially if you are a large family or just short of money. So I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favourite budget recipes. This is not only budget friendly (because you can buy whatever sausages you deserve, and although this isn’t an add i will be telling you a brand specific that i use!)

serves 4-6 (depending how many sausages you add i use 2 per person – the batter is just 8 syns divided between however many people are eating )

Batter: 2 eggs, 50g flour (8 syns), 100ml ice cold water, pinch of salt and pepper.

Sausages: i use the Iceland butchers market frozen Cumberland sausages at 1.5 syns each and only 12p per sausage!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC and bake the sausages in a foil lined pan (saves on washing up which is good if you are a busy mum) bake for 15 minutes.
  2. While the sausages are baking whisk up the eggs with the water really well with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. When there’s a few bubbles add the flour and whisk really well.
  3. When the sausages have been cooking for 15 minutes, spray the foil with cooking spray and pour in the batter and place in the oven for 40 minutes until the batter is lightly golden and puffed up and crisp.

Delicious served with my creamy mash (which i will upload after this recipe and my onion gravy) and veggies. If you can’t afford fresh veggies, frozen veggies are just as good! I find the broccoli and green beans from Iceland are just as good as fresh eggs and are still classed as speed as long as they don’t have butter or anything of that sort.

Love Emily x


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