Toad In The Hole with Maple Duck Sausage
115g plain flour
Large pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 large free-range eggs
1 bunch of leeks
2 tbsp. fresh savoury leaves
4 Blue Mountain Meats Maple Duck Sausage
30g Dijon mustard
30g of duck fat
Knob of butter, to serve
1. To make the batter, sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper.
2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack in the eggs. Using a wooden spoon, gradually beat the eggs into the flour, then slowly beat in the milk until the batter is the consistency of a loose pudding.
3. Strain and push any remaining lumps through a sieve. Cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes, or ideally 3-4 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 400F.
5. Place a pot of seasoned water onto cooktop and bring to a slow bowl.
6. Wash and slice leeks into coins until you reach the green of the leaf, then place coins into your boiling water to blanch for 4 minutes. Then remove and place leeks onto a towel to drain off any access water.
7. Heat a large non-stick pan and sear the now blanched leeks until perfectly golden brown on one side, then set aside. Cook the sausages over a medium heat until golden-brown all over. Turn off the heat and brush the sausages with the mustard. Set aside.
8. Place the duck fat into an ovenproof dish and heat in the oven for five minutes, or until the dripping is hot and just beginning to smoke.
9. Add the sausages and seared leeks to the hot dish and pour in the batter. Sprinkle with picked savoury, then Immediately return the dish to the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes, until well-risen and golden-brown.
10. Serve seasoned with black pepper and a large knob of butter.