toad-in-the-hole love



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  • n. sausage baked in batter


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  • Even today, I have only to think about its closing pages, in which the victorious Danny and his dad plan what they are going to cook in their new electric oven pheasant first, and then roast pork, roast lamb and toad-in-the-hole, to feel, you know, all warm, etc etc.

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  • Even now, he's negotiating a treaty with Noddy Holder, the cultural attache for British Sausage Week, to establish an international standard for toad-in-the-hole.

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  • Now, you must let me have the recipe for that toad-in-the-hole you served me!

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  • Name another country that festoons its traditional dishes with names like bubble and squeak, deviled bones, spotted dick, cock-a-leekie soup, clouty dumplings, and toad-in-the-hole.


  • And there is even a generous helping of English classics like roast beef two recipes, pigeon pie, plum pudding, and toad-in-the-hole.


  • Schoolchildren studying literature in the colonies had to navigate Cockney speech patterns, imagine for themselves what toad-in-the-hole might taste like, picture moors and bogs and fens and determine the emotional significance of each of these landscapes.

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  • It was the culinary forefather of toad-in-the-hole, hot-pot, Irish stew, and of that devil-dreaded Cornish pasty.

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  • Here's to autumn - flaming leaves; conkers; hot chocolate on a cold evening; home-made soup for lunch and toad-in-the-hole for tea! posted by Big Bead Little Bead at 7:53 PM

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  • I think it was nice of Edred to say, the moment Mrs. Honeysett had helped them to toad-in-the-hole and left them to eat it –

    The House of Arden

  • Here are a few possible cases, any one of which will quite suffice to give rise to at least as good a toad-in-the-hole as ninety-nine out of a hundred published instances.

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  • "Few households still had the staff to finish off the remains of the family food; the shopkeeper Thomas Turner regularly recorded that his 'family at home dined on the remains of yesterday's dinner', even while he entertained his customers on neats' tongues and turnips. The last of the roast or boiled meat could be made into beef olives with a plain stuffing of bread, onion and suet; hashes were simple ways of reheating sliced leftovers; and toad-in-the-hole delightfully developed as a way of using up slices of cold meat in a blanket of puffed-up Yorkshire pudding batter. Indian curries were also good for leftovers, generally using turmeric, ginger, stock, cream and, occasionally, a little lemon juice."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 216

    See also comment/historical note on bubble and squeak.

    January 17, 2017