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What a find.

"Very clever I have been looking for something like this for a while well impressed"

Stephen M

United Kingdom

Best sausages ever!

"Very easy to use and cooks sausages to perfection. Browned sausages and full of flavour compared with other methods of cooking"

Nicholas D

United Kingdom

Sausage Perfection

"Very much enjoy using my UPAN and is used all the time... cooks sausages perfectly..."

Stephen J

New Zealand

A necessity!

"At last I don’t have to balance my sausages on each other or the side of the pan. This is the best idea!! Buy one for your kitchen and ease for sausage cooking."

Fiona Z.

Australia

Loving the upan

"Works as advertised, so much easier now to cook those sausages. Cooked on an induction hotplate, no problems."

Christine E

Australia

UPAN is Fantastic

"I love this. It cooks sausages and meatballs to perfection and I love the way it keeps the sausages straight while cooking. I would highly recommend this product."

Suzanne D

New Zealand

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Recipes

Try our recipes designed for the UPAN and 

Toad in the Hole

Classic Toad in the Hole with onion gravy

Bacon Wraps

Crisp bacon wrapped vegetable

Onion Gravy

Simple home made gravy to go with the Toad in the Hole

Fantastic product

On first use it cooked the sausages to perfection and more quickly. The ridges on the pan are the answer to the sausage lover's dilemma, to get the sausage cooked all round and this pan does it.

James D

United Kingdom

UPAN 101

Learn how to season your cast iron cookware

How to buy the best sausages

Our guide to buying the best sausages for your UPAN

Cooking in the UPAN 

Watch our video to learn how to get the best from your UPAN

Clean the UPAN

About Us

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+64 21 1507129

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Toad in Hole

Toad in the Hole

We have taken the traditional winter favourite Toad in the Hole and altered the batter recipe to fit easily into the UPAN 

For the sausages we recommend using a spicy meaty thinner sausage (chipolata)  with plenty of flavour, you can also use breakfast sausage as well.

Ingredients

4 x Sausages (chipolatas or similar)

2 x Eggs

80ml of Milk

80g  (2/3cup) Plain Flour  *we also have corn flour gluten free option 

1 x Tbsp of butter or lard

Seasoning Options

When adding seasoning to the batter and using a plain sausage we recommend any of the options below. If you are using a meaty flavoured sausage we recommend only to salt the batter 

  1. Fine ground pepper  ¼ tsp white pepper plus ¼ black pepper ½ tsp salt (if you only have black pepper still only use ¼ of a tsp)

  2. English mustard powder  ½ tsp plus ½ tsp of salt 

  3. Paprika powder ¼ tsp of hot plus 1 tsp of sweet plus ½ tsp salt 

Method

Batter mix

  1. Measure the flour and add the eggs into a bowl (if using english mustard pre mix it with the flour then add the eggs, this is to avoid lumps). Then beat together with a whisk
  2. Add the milk gradually to the eggs and flour to avoid lumps then whisk until smooth. The mix needs to be thin enough so the batter runs easily around the sausage in the pan. So add more milk if required a Tbsp at a time.
  3. Season to taste 

Toad in the Hole

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Add the butter to the UPAN, then heat on a low to medium heat until the butter starts to clarify (go from yellow to brown)
  3. Lay the sausages out in the UPAN and quickly turn them as they sear (this will take under a minute) .You do not want to cook the sausage all the way through, you want the sausages to release there flavours and juices into the batter while in the oven
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, then pour the batter around the sausages into the UPAN channels lifting the sausage if required then, pour the last of the batter over the top to seal in the sausages
  5. Place the UPAN mid height in the oven and cook for between 17 to 20 minute. Always check at 17 minutes as sometimes that is all that is required
Toad in the hole batter mix
Toad in the Hole pouring batter

Remember

To remove the Toad in the Hole from the UPAN use a knife to lift a corner, then slide a fish slice underneath or just turn the whole UPAN upside down, the Toad in the Hole will drop out on one piece 

Toad in the hole cast iron pan
Toad in the Hole Cooked.

 

Complete the traditional toad in the hole with our best onion gravy

 

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