Toad in the Hole

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montfort

Toad in the Hole

I am a busy mum but enjoy giving my family home cooked food.
Can anyone tell me how you can successfully freeze a toad in the hole before cooking it?
I notice you can purchase individual ones in shops and these are just 'raw' batter and sausages, but they seem to have egg white listed in the ingredients, as well a whole eggs

Anyone had any success with this?

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Freezing Toad in the Hole

If you look at our Big Freeze you will see instructions under letter T
http://www.deliaonline.com/premium-content/the-big-freeze/the-big-freeze-cool-thinking.html

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sam from worthing

Toad in hole freezing



Noreen just to let you know that link does not work.

But if, the poster follows this recipe of delia's, she wont go wrong.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/toad-in-the-hole-with-roasted-onion-gravy.html

you do not have to make the onion gravy - but if your making this for a special occassion or as a lazy sunday lunch - it is worth the little extra effort.

Nothing beats toad in the hole, well maybe a few things, but we do love a good toady.

have never tried freezing this at all, and would be interested to read the tips in the freezer section when they become available.

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JAMES

Toad In The Hole.

The link works fine for me, Sam.

I do disagree with it though, which is rare for me and Delia.

Yorkshire pud already cooked just does not reheat very well, it goes dry and nasty, Just like pre cooked yorkies do!

Personally, I'd make a fake ready meal by cooking the sausages without browning much, then adding the batter to the dish and freeze.

Then. just the like ready meals of it,bake from frozen until the sausages brown on the top and the yorkshire rises and goes wonderfully crispy.

It is a wonderful dish, one of my faves, and batter does only take 10 mins (less than!) to prepare.

We are having it tonight!

Yum!

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Freezing Toad in the Hole

Sam - I have tested the link to our freezing section and the letter T and it all seems to click through all right for me.

James - I would imagine Delia would agree that it is best eaten straight away, but our Freezing guides are simply for those who need to freeze recipe.

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JAMES

Toad In The Hole.


"
James - I would imagine Delia would agree that it is best eaten straight away, but our Freezing guides are simply for those who need to freeze recipe."


I'm sure that true, Noreen. Of course, I'm a big fan of freezing, and use the freezing guidelines a lot, but you do this dish from fresh in the same time.

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montfort

toad in the hole

thanks for all the helpful replies.... I guess the only way to sort this one is by actually trialling it!! which I shall do...
I intend to freeze a dish containing 'raw/uncooked' batter mix with uncooked sausages in it and see how I get on putting it in a hot oven for 30-35 minutes

Aunt Bessie's does a frozen ready meal version - I bought one to see what it looked like - frozen raw batter and frozen uncooked sausages, BUT I notice in the ingredients list they include egg white as well as whole egg

So I shall see what happens and report back!

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JAMES

Toad In The Hole.

I do like a bit of adventure! Sometimes we just have to try things out and see what happens. You'll find a way that suits you.

At the end of the day, whilst one way will suit you best, I doubt any of them will result in a ruined meal and wasted food.

Do let us know

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Yummy

Frozen Toad in the Hole

To be honest, I wouldn't bother freezing it. You say you are a busy Mum, but you would , in fact, be making this twice, when all it takes in one go would be around 40 45 minutes anyway.
If you are busy, try making the batter in the morning and leave in the fridge, then place your sausages in the tin, cook on one side, turn, add a little more fat, turn up the heat and pour in your prepared batter from the fridge.
IMO you are making more work for yourself by freezing . sorry if you think this is negative, not meant to be, just trying to be helpful.

 
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