Christmas falls on a Friday this year, so that makes Saturday, I think we call that second Christmas?, but the day after Christmas for most in the United Kingdom, traditionally is boxing day. I have been fortunate enough to celebrate a couple of Christmases and New year’s in the United Kingdom, in a little part of the world where there was a town called Ledbury, this is a quiet sleepy little town wonderfully preserved, and truly a delight. On boxing day they used to have Fox hunts and the Morris men came out and danced, that is quite a sight to behold. I learned and fell in love with a lot of British foods while I was over there, but one of the foods I never had while I was there is what I present to you today, it is called  “toad in a hole” it’s basically a Yorkshire pudding poured around almost cooked sausages, And then you cook it for about 45 minutes longer.

Illustration of William Kempe Morris dancing from London to Norwich in 1600

Preheat oven 400f. 1 Cup of flour, 1 cup of skim milk, two eggs, salt pepper onion, mushroom, whatever, grease the pan. Cook the sausages first in the pan by themselves for about 15-20 minutes, then pour the mixed batter over them and bake for about 45 more minutes.