For Christmas, the girls received the entire collection of books by Roald Dahl (probably best known for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"). We have been reading through them before bedtime since the first of the year, and just finished up "Danny the Champion of the World."
In the story, one of the characters speaks about their fondness for "toad in the hole" at tea time. Being unfamiliar with this British specialty, we researched it on-line. It turns out to be a dish similar to a Yorkshire pudding or a savory Swedish pancake, but with sausages nestled in it.
(What exactly a Yorkshire pudding is proves to be a bit more difficult to describe. I ate it at home as a child, when my mother would fix it with drippings from a roast beef. Basically you bake a thin batter made of flour, milk, and eggs at high heat until it puffs up in the middle and the edges get crispy, then you serve it with gravy. Sounds yummy, right?)
We decided that it was something we needed to try at least once, so I whipped up a "toad in the hole" for dinner tonight. It was delicious!
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