Pigs in Blankets Toad in the Hole – Bitesize Christmas Party Food

March 4, 2022Sew White

Who else loves pigs in blankets? If you do this is the pigs in blankets toad in the hole recipe for you. It combines the best Christmas food with the traditional toad in the hole and iconic Yorkshire puddings. This pigs in blankets toad in the hole recipe is a mix between a toad in the hole and mini Yorkshire puddings. They are a yummy bite-size Christmas party food.

Whether it’s before Christmas and you’ve overbought pigs in blankets (I don’t think that is possible), want to make some easy Christmas party food or you have some spare sausages. This recipe will help you answer the question – what to do with leftover pigs in blankets?

A little mouthful of sausage, bacon and yummy Yorkshire pudding, makes these mini Yorkshire puddings way too easy to eat.

Why you’ll love this pigs in blankets toad in the hole recipe

Pigs in blankets toad in the hole is literally sausages, bacon and Yorkshire puddings. What’s not to love!

If you do need more convincing, it is very tasty, a great crowd please and really easy to make, part cook your sausages, make a Yorkshire pudding batter and bake! Simple, save this recipe and you too could enjoy pigs in blankets toad in the hole very soon.

pigs in blankets toad in the hole in a metal casserole dish showing a sausage wrapped in bacon

Top Questions pigs in blankets toad in the hole

Does toad in the hole keep?
Why is my toad in the hole stodgy?
what to do with leftover pigs in blankets?
How long do pigs in blankets last in the fridge?

Ingredients

  • pigs in blankets (uncooked. For already cooked pigs in blankets see the notes below)

– If you need to make the pigs in blankets, wrap streaky bacon around your uncooked sausage.

  • sunflower oil or vegetable oil (approx.)
  • plain flour / all purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • semi skimmed milk – I find this works best but other milks do work well.
  • large eggs (for optimal fluffiness)
  • fresh rosemary (optional – but really, its good)

How to make pigs in blankets toad in the hole – step by step

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

ingredients for a pigs in blankets toad in the hole
pigs in blankets in a muffin pan
  • Firstly, preheat your oven to 200°C. Fan 180°C. Gas 6 and a teaspoon of oil to each of the 12 muffin holes in the muffin tin. Put it in the oven to warm up, this is vital to perfect Yorkshire puds.
  • When the oven is at temperature add the pigs in blankets. One in each muffin hole. Cook in the oven for 5 minutes and then increase the oven tempterature.

Makin the Yorkshire pudding batter

pouring the Yorkshire pudding batter over the sausages
  • To make the batter – start by sieving the plain flour / all purpose flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the milk and egg together. I would also suggest breaking your eggs into a separate bowl and whisking first, this adds extra air into your mix and helps the Yorkshire puddings to fluff up even more whilst baking.
  • Gently pour the milk and egg mix into the flour a little at a time and whisk it together. Keep whisking until the flour, milk and egg are all combined and you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter back into the measuring jug ready for easy pouring. This will help get the batter into the muffin tin quickly. We want the oil to stay hot.
  • When the sausages have been cooking for about 5 minutes and the temperature has now risen to 220ºC , it’s time to add the batter.
  • Be ready to pour the batter in and quickly (but carefully) open the oven and pour the batter equally into each muffin hole in the tin. It will sizzle a little but this is good!
  • Put the tin back into the oven as quickly as possible and close the door. Do not reopen the door until they are golden brown and ready to take out of the oven. Opening the oven door will stop them from rising to their full potential.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and risen beautifully. They are still delicious if a little over baked but will just need a bigger helping of gravy to cancel out the dryer Yorkshire pudding.
  • Remove them from the muffin tin and serve or you can let them sit on kitchen towel for a minute to absorb any leftover oil. Be careful, the oil will be very hot and can ooze out of the Yorkshire when bitten into.
  • Serve these mini Yorkshire puddings and enjoy. Trust me, you will enjoy these.

Pigs in blankets toad in the hole top tips

  • Make sure your oil is piping hot when you add the Yorkshire pudding batter. This is true whether you make individual pigs in blankets toad in the hole or a toad in the hole traybake.
  • Whisk your eggs in a separate bowl before adding to your milk mixture. This helps to add as much air into the batter as possible and will also make it easier to fish out any stray pieces of broken egg shell.
  • After mixing your batter, let it rest for a minimum of 10 minutes. I usually like to leave mine for 30 minutes as this helps it rise in the oven to its full potential.
  • As the sausages take up a lot of the room in the muffin pan, the finished yorkshire puddings might not have a huge rise but they will be cooked and be delicious. If you want a huge rise then I will recommend putting them in one large tin which will give them a bigger rise.
pigs in blankets toad in the hole

Serving Suggestions pigs in blankets toad in the hole

Pigs in blankets toad in the hole is best served with lots of gravy. There are very few things in this world that are better than Yorkshire puddings and gravy but adding pigs in blankets to the mix and you’re really onto something.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD

You can also choose to serve these individual pigs in blankets toad in the hole as party food on New Year’s eve or at 2am when everyone has left. They are bite-sized and perfect for a crowd.

They could even make a great canapé for a winter wedding too. Enjoy with a glass of prosecco after the church when everyone needs a celebratory snack.

Pigs in Blankets Traybake

If you are looking to make this as a dinner, you can swap out the muffin tray for a large roasting dish and cook all the pigs in blankets and batter together to make one big pigs in blanket tray bake. You may need to increase the cooking time a little and once it is out of the oven, leave it too cool for a few minutes below dividing up. (as the chef, you deserve the biggest piece).

Equipment

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Storing / Making ahead of time options

You will not need to store these pigs in blankets toad in the hole as they are so tasty they will be gone in a minute. But if you do need to store any leftovers, place them in an air-tight container in the fridge and they will last for 2 days.

You can make the batter ahead of baking, just cover in the jug and place in the fridge. If you are making the batter less than one hour before baking then you can leave it to rest on the side.

I would not recommend freezing these mini pigs in blankets toad in the hole.

Substitutions and variations for pigs in blankets toad in the hole

VEGETARIAN PIGS IN BLANKETS

You can easily swap out pigs in blankets for a vegetarian sausage and bacon flavouring or bacon substitute.

PIGS IN BLANKETS TRAY BAKE

Instead of bite-sized party food this recipe for pigs in blankets toad in the hole can be made in a large roasting dish to create one big toad in the hole. I would suggest using a dish that is only 1″ deep or less as when the batter is spread too thin it can quickly dry out in the oven.

golden brown pigs in blankets toad in the hole in a metal in

FAQS about pigs in blanket tray bake

Why is my toad in the hole stodgy?

If your toad in the hole didn’t rise this is probably because you didn’t use enough fat or the oven wasn’t hot enough when you poured your batter in. Although it may be that your batter is at fault, it may be too thick or too thin, try adjusting your quantities and see the results! The amount of milk and flour can depend on the size/ weight of your eggs. You want a smooth medium runny consistency.

Does toad in the hole keep?

Toad in the hole will keep for a couple of days in the fridge but it is usually best when eaten on the day of baking. It can dry out in the fridge. However this pigs in blanket tray bake is a great treat for lunch the next day. A great lunch box leftovers idea.

What to do with leftover pigs in blankets?

Make this amazing recipe of course! This is a great way to use up your leftover pigs in blankets is to make pigs in blanket toad in the hole. It makes a tasty dinner and helps stretch the pigs in blankets if you don’t have many leftover.

How long do pigs in blankets last in the fridge?

A couple of days in an air tight container.

Other Recipes you might like

Classic Toad in the Hole
Sweet Chilli Sausage Rolls
Slow Cooker Sausage Stew

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Recipe

Pigs in Blankets Toad in the Hole – Bitesize Christmas Party Food

Sisley White
Who else loves pigs in blankets? If you do this is the pigs in blankets toad in the hole recipe for you. It combines the best Christmas food with the traditional toad in the hole and iconic Yorkshire puddings. This pigs in blankets toad in the hole recipe is a mix between a toad in the hole and mini Yorkshire puddings. They are a yummy bite-size Christmas party food.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Side Dish
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 223 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 12 hole muffin tin
  • 1 Kitchen Scales
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 measuring jug

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 pigs in blankets (uncooked. For already cooked pigs in blankets see the notes below)
  • 12 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • 175 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 200 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stem fresh rosemary (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/ Fan 180°C/ Gas mark 6.
  • Add a teaspoon of oil to each of the 12 muffin holes in the muffin tin. Put it in the oven to warm up.
  • When the oven is at tempterature add the pigs in blankets. One in each muffin hole. Cook in the oven for 5 minutes Then put up the temperature to 220ºc / 200ºC fan / gas mark 7 or 428ºF.
  • While the sausages are starting to cook make the Yorkshire pudding batter.
  • Sieve the 175g plain flour / all purpose flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • In a jug measure 200 ml semi skimmed milk.
  • Break the 2 Large Eggs into the milk and whisk to combine.
  • Gently pour the milk and egg mix into the flour a little at a time and whisk it together.
  • Keep whisking until the flour, milk and egg are all combined and you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter back into the measuring jug ready for easy pouring. This will help get the batter into the muffin tin quickly. We want the oil to stay hot.
  • When the sausages have been cooking for 5 minutes and the temperature is now up to 220ºC it is time to add the batter.
  • Be ready to pour the batter in and quickly (but carefully) open the oven and pour the batter equally into each muffin hole in the tin.
  • Put the tin back into the oven as quickly as possible and close the door. Do not reopen the door until they are golden brown and ready to take out of the oven. Opening the oven door will stop them from rising to their full potential.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and risen beautifully.
  • Remove them from the muffin tin and serve or you can let them sit on kitchen towel for a minute to absorb any leftover oil.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • In this recipe I use uncooked pigs in blankets but you can use your leftover pigs in blankets too. All you need to do is add them to the muffin tin when you pour in the batter. They will warm up as the batter cooks and grows.
  • Once cooked enjoy on the same day or have them cold for a few days after.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 692mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword bite-size, leftovers, mini yorkshire puddings, Pigs in Blankets, Pigs in Blankets Toad in the Hole, Toad in the hole, using up christmas leftovers, Yorkshire puddings
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