Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bangers & Mash (Toad in the Hole) - 2 - $

I saw my first spray of blossoms this week! That means spring is coming!

Obviously I'm not a fan of cold weather; the only good thing about it, for me, is cooking warming comfort food. So now that mother nature is shooing away the cold I am making the most of the last few days of winter and busting out my fave chilly night recipes.

See you next winter bangers...

Tonight I made bangers and mash. Do you love bangers and mash? I do! It's another thing I fell in love with whilst living in the UK. The way it is served over there is with creamy mash and onion gravy. You can substitute the gravy for a red wine jus or any other rich type of sauce that will suit your sausages.
This week I found out my butcher has started making his own sausages so I bought some pork and fennel and duck and cinnamon ones to try. They were very rich in flavour and there was a little too much spice in the duck ones for me, but not bad for a first attempt.

When I make bangers and mash I grill the bangers very slowly and make mash the good old fashioned way - a splash of milk, a bit of butter, a some hard core elbow grease. I really get into it and reckon my potatoes are as creamy as using fancy machines or sieves.

Smooth, creamy, tatties

You can find a lovely onion gravy recipe over here and it's a good link because there's also a Toad in the Hole recipe like I mentioned when making the Yorkshire puddings earlier this week (you could use always use Jamie's pud recipe and this method). More last minute winter-warmers than you can poke a snag at!



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Pam said...

This is comfort food at its best! A great dish for cooler weather. I'm new here and happy to find your blog!

What's For Tea? said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment Pam! I've just been over at your blog and that peach cake looks divine :)

Gourmet Getaway said...

WOW! Great cooks must think alike... I just found a deli making their own homemade Italian Sausages. Obviously I had to give them a go, they were awesome! SO we had Bangers and Mash last night too... no pictures though. Loved your pics, mmm

What's For Tea? said...

Indeedy GG! Nothing better than homemade sausages drowning in gravy...nom nom nom :)

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