With the weather being cold, wet and miserable, it's time to bust out some hearty comfort food. So tonight we delve into English cuisine! Toad in the hole is simply a dish of cooked sausages in a light batter, similar to Yorkshire pudding. Here is the recipie I followed: Toad in the Hole Recipe - The Foody . The important things are to whisk the batter well, getting lots of air in it will make it lighter and more fluffy, plus will help it to rise. Also preheating your baking dish so it is literally smoking hot will help seal the crust, you definitely don't want this dish to be soggy. I used a cake tin to cook in, one of the ones that come apart easily so there's no chance of it sticking in the pan. If you oil the pan well and have it ultra hot when you add the batter this should not be a concern. Here is what it looks like fresh out of the oven, all golden brown with a lovely crispy crust Just loook at the steam coming off that! Here is the inside once cut open. i used nice thick pork sausages, cut into quarters I served this with some nice brown onion gravy, adding a healthy amound of Worchestershire sauce and seeded mustard I got lazy, but adding some vegies would be great. Being English some fresh steamed peas and carrot would be the go, maybe with some potato, leek or parsnip on the side. So what sort of comfort food are you cooking this winter?