Is there ever a time that you feel that hunger pain for something simple yet filling.
In this month of January, we have seen temperatures drop to some proper nippy levels. This weather brought the need to dig out the hats, scarves and gloves.
For me as well, as much as January tends to bring some New Years resolutions for some people, the last thing on peoples minds when the temperature drops as it has wants a salad. Maybe it’s me but I love my home comfort food, and this is one of the ultimates; and here it is, my take on the genuine classic of toad in the hole.
I love toad in the hole as it is typically known; tender sausages in a crisp light Yorkshire pudding batter…delightful.
This, however, adds an extra level of elegance by adding some red onion wedges and some red onion chutney. The sweetness that the chutney brings to the dish levels this as the ultimate and a little uplift to fabulous home comfort food.
Even if you don’t have any chutney, the addition of the thyme and red onion wedges makes all the difference.
We served this with creamy cheddar and spring onion mash and some sweet tender glazed carrots and green beans and finished with a nice meaty gravy.