Toad in A Hole (Cooking Challenge: Eggs)


Gabrielle’s chickens are laying really well right now, and we girls decided to do a cooking challenge that includes either using as many eggs as possible, or making an egg dish. We have done cooking challenges before, but they have been about cookies or cakes, not an ingredient.

The guidelines¬†are simple, and flexible, because we are sisters ūüôā

(1) There is no prize, although we do vote for the best dish.

(2) We must use new recipes, or a recipe that none of us have tried.

(3) If the dish doesn’t turn out as planned (if it is a total flop, for example) then we usually let the¬†¬†person either try it again, or choose a new recipe.

Usually the challenge lasts from 1-2 weeks, or until we all get around to making our food.

I chose to make a Toad in a Hole for my entry in the challenge. Toad in the Hole is a form of Yorkshire pudding, which is generally served as a side dish; but they can also be used as a dessert.  The Toad in a Hole has sausage pieces in it, making it sweet and savory combination for a light breakfast.

I served the Toad in a Hole with butter, syrup, and blueberries for toppings. Next time I make it, I think I will make muffins or a large bowl of yogurt for a side dish since the pudding disappears really fast!

The egg part tastes rather like french toast, and the sausage is sooo good. This dish¬†doesn’t take long to make, and it could probably be even faster if you cook the sausage beforehand. ¬†The hardest part was definitely washing dishes!


This recipe is from the December 2015 issue of Taste of Home. Because it is¬†only¬†available to subscribers at tasteofhome.com, I¬†am not sure that I should be sharing the recipe¬†on our blog. (It is worth subscribing for though¬†ūüėČ )


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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins for Breakfast


Muffins are an excellent breakfast, especially when you boil up some eggs to go alongside them : ) A long while ago¬†I made¬†banana chocolate chip muffins to use up some over ripe bananas. (Isn’t that the reason everyone makes banana muffins or bread?!) ¬†I nearly burnt the underside of the muffins because the oven temperature wasn’t adjusted right. But, thankfully, I caught them in time, and we didn’t need to destroy the evidence too fast. hehe.

I love how muffins can be served as a breakfast or a dessert : )

Here is the recipe, in case the bananas sitting on your counter are getting over ripe too

Banana Chip Muffins

3 ¬Ĺ cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

2 eggs

¬Ĺ cup oil

¬Ĺ cup milk

2 cups mashed banana

1 large spoonful sour cream
Combine first five ingredients in large bowl. Make well in center. In a medium sized bowl, mix oil, milk, and bananas. Pour into well. Stir only to moisten. Batter will be lumpy. Fill greased muffin tins ¬ĺ full. Bake at 425¬į for 5 minutes, then lower temperature to 375¬į and bake for 15-20 minutes. ¬† Yield: 1 dozen jumbo muffins



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