Did you see that Toad in the hole? I certainly seen one, and it was tasty.
Woke up a few days ago wanting to eat a folar, a meat bread. Folar is this fantastic recipe that incorporates chicken, bacon, chorizo and cubed beef into a bread dough. A popular dish usually eaten during Easter and Christmas, makes for a perfect dish for family and friends gathering.
For more information click here: Folar. As much as folar is good, there was no yeast or patience available in that day. It needs to rest for around 2 – 3 hours before putting in the oven. Like I said, no patience.
In the search of a nice recipe, I stumbled upon a nice one that called my attention: Toad in the hole from Tastemade. It is a little close to the folar recipe, and it was fast to make. The recipe found on Tastemade was fast to make, but it seemed to be lacking a little bit of seasoning; it seemed too bland. I was forced to add a little “ME” into it. Different ingredients were used during a week of trying toad in the hole, such as: ground meat, spicy chorizo, linguiça, raw bacon and with several types of seasoning (thyme, oregano, cilantro, coriander, rosemary, etc.). The recipe for the dough was modified a bit as I found it too watery, and that lead to an increase in flour. It is pretty good, you will love it.
Toad in the Hole
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup AP flour
- 250 mL milk
- 1/4 cup cut raw bacon
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
- 2-3 raw pork sausage
- 1/2 teaspoon Portuguese chicken seasoning (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Mixed herbs seasoning (optional)
- 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil/sesame oil
- 1/4 cup sweet soy sauce
Preheat the oven at 220 ºC (428 ºF) for at least 20 min. In a squared glassware, drip the olive oil and place it in the oven for around 10 min. Meanwhile, beat the milk and eggs together until a homogeneous mixture is reached. Once that point is reached, add the flour slowly while mixing. Having the flour all incorporated, add the salt, pepper and the seasoning of choice. Take the hot glassware carefully from the oven, and place the raw bacon and sausage in it. This step will cause sizzling due to the fat in the meat, but it fades away after a minute or so. The batter can be added to the glassware and some dried herbs, like oregano or parsley will very well on top of the dish. Put it in the oven for 20-30 min depending on how golden it is.
In a medium pan, sauté the onions with the oils and sweet soy sauce at a high heat for 2-3 min. As soon as two minutes have passed, lower to medium heat and turn the stove off after 3 min. Once done, put it on top of the cooked dough and enjoy it.
Until next time, my Hungry People.