Tuesday, September 13, 2011

# Guest Blog # Post

Toad in the Hole-Recipe From Steampunk Author Anya Richards!

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I'll share delicious recipes inspired by my books, or those of some special guest authors! Today I welcome Anya Richards!

The tradition English dish, Toad in the Hole, is a great deal yummier than the name implies. It’s a simple to prepare meal, good for dinner or, if you want to indulge in another English tradition, high tea. While it’s now made with sausage during Victorian times, which my Steampunk novel Beyond Prudence is loosely based on, it was sometimes made with whatever bits and pieces of meat were on hand. Luckily for us, with the wonderful array of sausages available on the market, this dish can be given a variety of flavors, depending on the type of sausage used.

Toad in the Hole

6 - 8 sausages
3 tsps oil
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausages over a low heat, without pricking the skins
Put oil in a baking dish and preheat in 350° oven for about 10 minutes.
Lightly beat eggs, add milk and gently beat in the flour and seasonings
Swirl the oil to coat the dish and then place the sausages in it. Pour the batter over the sausages and bake at 375°F until batter is golden brown and firm, about 40-45 minutes. Test for interior doneness with a skewer.

Beyond Prudence
Anya Richards


The mysterious device in Prudence Hastings’ basement could be the answer to her prayers, if she could just figure out what it is. Needing William Foreman’s help, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to gain it. Even putting aside her dislike of machines and volunteering to test the risqué apparatus he’s developing for the Acolytes of Concupiscence.

Will’s expecting a lightskirt for a test subject and is horrified when he realizes the tempting woman he just debauched is very much a lady. But despite his best intentions, something keeps drawing him back to her, and it isn’t just the thought of discovering the inner workings of her uncle’s last invention. Unlocking their passions is turning out to be a far more pleasurable, if dangerous, job.

Beset by desire, automatons, secrets, an unintelligible maid and the danger of utter ruin should their association become known, Will and Prudence haven’t a chance in hell of remaining unscathed.

Fire up the boiler, open the sluices and take cover. Something’s about to explode…
Beyond Prudence is now available from Ellora’s Cave, and you can read an excerpt here.

Anya Richards
Journeys Through Seduction


  1. Thanks for stopping by to share that delicious recipe, Anya...and the book sounds yummy, too!


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