NO toads were harmed in the making of my dish. Apparently toads were never used, what a relief!
Batter pudding goes back to roman days and many an old cook book with offer up a recipe for batter puddings in a sweet capacity served with jam.
Clafutis is a French recipe obviously stolen from us! Consisting of fruit baked in a batter.
Up North where my husbands from they serve Yorkshire puddings as a starter with onion gravy, while my parents used to have left over ones with jam when they were little.
A variation of toad in the hole is frog in the hole using lamb chops.
And last of all for added tastiness you could add small dice onion, mustard, chopped herbs, horseradish, roasted peppers or even bacon to your batter mix.