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Mini Toads-in-a-Hole with Jammy Balsamic Onion

Mini Toads-in-a-Hole with Jammy Balsamic Onion

  • Serves: 18

  • Difficulty: Easy

Recipe created by Camille Arcese @camicooks.

Who doesn’t love delicious, eggy Yorkshire puddings? The batter is simple to make, so no need to ever make them from a packet, and there are many tasty uses for it aside from making Yorkshire puddings – like making the classic English breakfast dish, toads-in-a-hole! My toads-in-a-hole recipe features Yorkshire pudding pastry baked with Farm Boy™ Artisan Sausage and sweet balsamic-reduced onions. Whip these up for a delicious party appetizer!

Note: unless your muffin pan is non-stick you may want to brush the sides with softened butter to prevent sticking.

Courses: Appetizers


  1. PREHEAT oven to 425°F.
  2. WHISK to combine the flour, salt, eggs, and milk in a mixing bowl until smooth and no lumps remain. Set batter aside to rest for 30 minutes – we do this to allow the flour to fully absorb the liquids, and to relax the gluten.
  3. Meanwhile, HEAT a frying pan over medium. Once heated and add the olive oil, onions, salt, thyme, and bay. Cook 2-3 minutes while stirring often. Then reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until onion is soft almost all the way through, glossy, and naturally sweet – about 5-8 minutes. Don’t be shy to add up to 1 tablespoon more oil if your pan is looking a little dry. Next, add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook 2-3 minutes more until onion is nice and jammy. Remove from heat and discard thyme sprig and bay leaves.
  4. DIVIDE the sausage evenly among 18 muffin cups using kitchen scissors to cut it up into little bits. Top with approximately ½ teaspoon olive oil in each.
  5. HEAT muffin pan (with sausage bits and oil therein) in preheated oven for 2 minutes – do this after the 30-minute batter rest time.
  6. REMOVE hot muffin pan from oven after the 2 minutes and carefully top each well with ¼ cup of the batter.
  7. BAKE 13-14 minutes until puffed up and golden brown at the sides. Remove mini toads-in-a-hole to a serving platter and top each with jammy onions. Serve warm


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Farm Boy™ Large Eggs
  • 1 cup milk, whole or 2%
  • 1 Farm Boy™ Artisan Sausage, your favourite flavour
  • 3 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L) more or less as needed
  • 1 red onion, large chopped small
  • 2-3 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves (or 1 dried)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Balsamic Vinegar (500 ml)
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