Fire in the Hole! (Super Spicy Toad in the Hole)


For this weekend’s brunch themed Capsicana Twitter cook-off, I made a super-spicy version of the classic “Toad in the Hole.”  Instead of normal sausages I used Spicy Bath Pig Chorizo, and with loads of chillies including three dried bhut jolokia, this dish was far from bland.

Surprisingly this dish won the cook off, and I say that because there were so many outstanding entries.  Take a look at them by searching for the hashtag #CapsicanaCookoff.

Already looking forward to the next cook-off.  They are a ton of fun, you should enter!

I used the batter recipe from Pamela Gwyther’s “Best of British Cooking” and then assembled a cast of terribles to mix in.  The result was pretty darn fiery but not intolerable - I think the stodgy batter resisted the pepper onslaught quite well.

© Chris Walters 2018