Authored by Vince Russell on 11 August 2004 at 07:25AM
Current rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole

Aunt Bessie's Toad in the Hole

Aunt Bessie Rocks!!

Department sent to: Toad-in-the-Hole Department

Hello Aunt Bessie!

I'm hoping you can help me solve a mystery that has been going on for far too long! I've been trying to find out why Toad-in-the-Hole is called, well, Toad-in-the-Hole! Why not Cat-in-a-Tree for example!

So far I've have searched the Internet and found out that both masters and servants used to eat the dish, the only difference being that masters got the good sausages and servants got the leftovers one's, probably those that had fallen on the floor and been trodden on a few times.

Then I emailed that celebrity chef and all round spiky haired chap, Gary Rhodes, he didn't reply to me which leads me to believe that he didn't actual know (and he calls himself a Chef! What's that all about). I was going to email Worral-Thompson, Harriot and Oliver, but couldn't find their details sadly.

So I emailed the BBC, they were very helpful but they didn't know the answer, they did tell me that the name originated in the 1700's though, probably around tea time.

So, this leads me to you Auntie B, I hoping you can tell me the answer. If not though, feel free to just make something up, I won't know the difference.

Oh, and thank you for my knitted jumper last Christmas! I would never have believed so many colours could be used in one garment!


Take care!

Vince.

Authored by Vince Russell on 11 August 2004 at 07:25AM
Current rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole

Comments about "Aunt Bessie's Toad in the Hole"

Mark said

Great, can't wait for the reply :-)

23 August 2004 at 06:52PM

MichaellaS said

tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

21 July 2009 at 02:48PM


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