My family are a huge fan of chicken and last week I travelled to London to attend the launch of chicken sausages by Richmond. I had a fantastic adventure, learnt how to make Yorkshire puddings and had lots of fun. I am super excited to share my experience with you.
When I arrived in Soho at the cooking school, I was greeted by Angelica Bell the winner of last year’s Celebrity Master Chef. I knew I was in for a treat and looked forward to learning some new recipes.
There were a group of bloggers in attendance and we were all given an apron and chef hat in preparation for our cookery class. I was really excited. I learnt we were going to make Yorkshire puddings and got excited because I was born in Yorkshire and my family are huge fans of Yorkshires, sausages and gravy. We’ve eaten toad in the hole on a number of occasions but I’d never made it myself.
Chicken sausages are really versatile and suitable for lots of different dishes. Richmond chicken sausages are not only tasty but their chicken Sausages contain 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than pork sausages and that’s something which certainly interested me. I am always looking for healthier options and learning new recipes to try out at home was super exciting.
During our cookery class we were shown 3 different meals which we could cook. These meals were recipes I am familiar with but they all had a new spin on them making them healthier and tastier for my whole family.
We began by making Toad in the hole. This was the best part! After 36 years I finally discovered how to make Yorkshire pudding. Angelica Bell showed us how to make it into a healthy meal by adding green veg, broccoli and peas and the food turned out so tasty.
I made my own Yorkshire Pudding batter and cooked Yorkshires in the oven. I then tried the Yorkshires with Richmond’s new chicken sausages, mash potato and a delicious onion gravy. It was so so good!
We also learnt to make healthy chips with Sausages and home made baked beans which was really fun to learn.
I can’t wait to give those a try at home. Making your own beans to go alongside Richmond Chicken sausages is a great way to keep the processed salt and sugar low.
I really found the Richmond sausage launch fun and interesting. I now have some new knowledge and skills to help me make healthier meals for the family and I got to meet some great bloggers, chefs and of course Angelica Bell. I was excited to be given a recipe book to take home and we have already tested out the Toad in the hole recipe. My family loved it!
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Tiffany Downing says
these look fantastic!
good luck with your entry!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
So cool! This looks like such a fun learning experience!
Yes I learnt a few things I didn’t know like you don’t need to poke the sausages with a fork when you cook them!
It looks like you had a great time. What a fun idea for a class! I would love to take a cooking class some time so I can mix up our meal routine a little. You got to make some cool recipes!
Yes it was fun and now I have some new and healthier ideas to try out!
Ultimate toad-in-the-hole with caramelised onion gravy. Wrap fat sausages in streaky bacon for a posh version of a British classic – perfect comfort food for the whole family.
The sausages and bacon sounds interesting!
Cristina - Memories of the Pacific says
What a fun activity! And the result looks yummy 🙂
sam macaree says
your experience looks great!
I did have a fun time!
Sounds like a good day with other like minded people. I’ve also never made toad in the hole but really enjoy it so I’d maybe try that recipe. I do like making my own sausage and bean casserole (homemade bean sauce too 🙂 ) and I think the chicken sausages would be nice in this. Thanks for running the giveaway!
Yes the chicken sausages are nice. We had toad in the hole last week with the Richmond sausages and my family loved them!
Margaret Clarkson says
It’s nice to read about your lovely learning experience. The sausages sound fabulous.
Thanks. It was lovely, the chefs were fab and so lovely and I learnt a lot.
Victoria Prince says
I’m jealous – sounds like a fantastic day and something I’d love to do! Toad In The Hole is a firm favourite here too, but I always do a very basic one – love the idea of adding veg into it, I’ll have to give it a try 🙂
Oh its great and adding veg is a winner! Winner Winner Chicken Sausage dinner!
Beverley Cousins says
Oh my goodness, i never thought of using sausage in this way, especially with the rice recipe. Just made the yorkshire puds and they tasted fabulous, a thumbs up from all the family.
I think these would be fantastic in my spicy sausage and butter bean stew!
Stephanie keill says
Love toad in the hole. Looks like a fantastic day
Janet Birkin says
Toad in the holes
I always use chicken sausages in a pasta bake and (because I am supremely lazy) I use Batchelors Pasta’n’Sauce and just whack it in the oven with some cheese on top!
We need quick and easy recipes for busy days! Sounds like a great idea!
Iain maciver says
good old sausage and mash
With onion gravy! nom nom!
Dale Dow says
looks like such a great experience, I haven’t tried these yet but think I really should
They taste great and I think I like them better than pork sausages. I love that they are less fattening too!
Margaret Gallagher says
Looks like you all had a great time – always sausage and mash here – toad in the hole too
looks really yummy my yorkshire puddings are awful they never rise
These look great, we eat a lot of sausages, it’s my kids favourite, will definitely be trying these
carole nott says
The recipes and ideas look great – would love to try some of them
sarah fielding says
Would love to make a toad in the hole with these, it would be amazing
oh it’s so tasty. In fact I quite fancy it for dinner tonight!
Michelle Smith says
Chicken sausages pasta and sundried tomatoes would be lovely
clair downham says
my kids would love these in a atoad in the hole
Kelly Hanson says
Never tried chicken sausages, will have to look out for them.
Mary H says
That looks like it was a lot of food related fun. The best kind
Kim Carberry says
This sounds so good….I have never tried chicken sausages before but I think I might have to. They would go great in a sausage casserole x
It sounds like you had a great time, I like the idea of making my own baked beans too 🙂
My favourite sausage fish isn’t probably the most healthy way to cook or eat them but it’s the most delicious to my boys, they can’t get enough of sausage casserole these days. Even in this heat!!!
Harry Gibson says
These look amazing Angela. Never considered making homemade beans before, although I will definitely give a go because I often worry about the high salt content. Great work!
carol Boffey says
yummy i love sausages
These would be amazing in a cassoulet
Jean Vaughan says
At last I have found sausages (which are a great favourite of mine) that my grandson will eat and enjoy. We had the #Richmond Chicken sausages in the week and he loved them. This next week I’ll get him to make the batter with me and we’ll have Toad in the Hole which I am sure he will love too.
Sheena Batey says
I am inspired to make a casserole with red onion, butter beans and tomatoes especially as the sunshine has fled
they sure look yummy guys xxx
Catherine Stewart says
Chicken sausage toad in the hole!
propbably a casserole!! xxx
Lesley Bambridge says
I really enjoyed this. I also have learned not to prick sausages!
amanda greensmith says
these sound nice will have to try them
FARIDAH BROOKER says
Looked like a fun day. Chicken sausages sound interesting. Toad in the hole sounds delicious. I must look up the ingredients in the sausages.
Jessica Barber says
It sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I’d use these sausages in a wholewheat pasta bake with tomato, chilli and garlic sauce and lots of fresh veggies!
Toad in the hole is a favourite of ours! Simple just add veg and gravy
Jayne Kelsall says
I have be never tried chicken sausages, but they sound delicious, I would probably put them together with pasta.x
CAROLINE WATSON says
looks like you had fun cooking!
Janice Mackin says
Sounds like a great experience. I would love to try Toad in the Hole with chicken sausages.
paula cheadle says
looks like you had a wonderful fun filled day. I did not know that they did chicken sausages, will have to look out for them, I think that the ids would love them. I am waiting for them to make gluten-free ones, so I can have them too
Emma Hussain says
Toad in the hole would be a famil favourite!
joanne casey says
I love the sound of the yorkies with chicken sausages, mash & gravy, I’m definitely going to try this!
joanne casey says
I love the sound of the yorkies with chicken sausages, mash & gravy! I’m definitely going to try that
Jo Hutchings says
I love toad in the hole! I think these sausages would also be great in a casserole with honey and mustard.
Kelly cooper says
My sons favourite sausages are Richmond’s , can’t wait to try these with mash.
Miss Samantha J Butler says
I’m always looking for a great way for cooking more healthier food with four kids this can be tricky as one don’t like this one don’t like that lol. But made the chicken road in the hole and wow they all had eaten it I will be making this again and kids love it so will be making different one
A.E. ADKINS says
I would try to perfect a toad in the hole which I never seem to manage or use them in a homemade cassoulet
The day looks like a lot of fun. I wish my Yorkshire puddings turned out like yours! I’d like to try chicken sausages with some baked mushrooms and a small amount of creme fraiche/mushroom sauce, served on a bed of wilted spinach. It would be healthy, and just as importantly, very tasty I hope.
Lauren Old says
This looks like a great experience! I didn’t even know Richmond did chicken sausages, they sound delicious!
Jade Hewlett says
Looks like a great experience, I would use the sausages to make a toad in the hole as that’s a favourite sausage dish in our house!
Jeanette Leighton says
I love a sausage casserole or sausages in a cooked breakfast with mushrooms
Victoria Easton (@vickyeaston1234) says
They look good – are they lower in calories too please?
Linda Ford says
I think the chicken sausages would be great in a sausage and pasta dish we enjoy. Cook the sausage and cut into pieces. Cook pasta of choice. Add onion and any desired vegetable to tin tomatoes and best up to make your sauce, add chopped sausage and serve over pasta!
Mrs Rebecca MacBain says
Looks amazing. I’d throw them in a casserole and serve with summer salad xx
Carly Belsey says
What a fun experience. I wish when I made them they looked like that!!
Deb Pettit says
Wow, would love to be able to make yorkies like those!
Linda Ford says
Richmond chicken sausages would be tasty in a sausage and baked bean pie with a shortcrust pastry!
Debbie Bird says
I like to make sausage casserole with lot of vegetables,tasty and healthy
Jacqueline Roberts says
I noticed a lot of companies are now making chicken sausages as they are lower fat, must be good to make toad in the hole with.
Caroline Signey says
Scrummy, I would do a chicken sausage and pasta type dish
id love to try those chicken sausages,my family already love richmond sausages ,i think id make a yummy casserole or maybe good ol sausages mash and gravy,im getting peckish now haha
Kim Neville says
Our favourites are Richmond sausages and will look out for these chicken sausages. We like in a sausage casserole 🙂
Victoria B says
I love the idea of this! I’d love to try and make a toad in the hole with these.
Rebecca Powell says
This looks great, I would love to try to make a sausage casserole
Ian Campbell says
Sausage Plait – a delicious, elegantly detailed dish, usually served with plain sausage meat filling. The chicken in these sausages would introduce a novel twist, and add a whole new zing!
Gillian McClelland says
Charlene Merrall says
Theres a sauce I buy called Spanish Chicken, and it actually tastes nicer with sausages than chunks of chicken! I would try these new sausages with that sauce!
Simone Griffin says
These look great and I am sure my children would love them! I will be making the Yorkshire puddings! x
debbie patching says
good for protein after a run
Debbie Preston says
Reading this makes me feel hungry! I would love to do a cookery day like this
Tricia Cowell says
Wow looks great. I have to say I have never tried chicken sausages, but I will have to try now.
healthy sausage and mash
Julie Jenkins-Jessup says
I have not tried these but I have to change my lifestyle and that means eating healthy and this would certainly help. I would also use them in a pasta dish.
Sherrill todd says
I would make sausage kebabs,with cherry tomatoes and peppers.great for kids
joanne cox says
All look good! I do pasta with sausages! My kids love them!
joanne cox says
All look good! I do pasta with sausages! My kids love them!
Adrian Bold says
I love sausages! My favourite are Bratwursts which are amazing to BBQ with a paprika sauce,
Lauren Main says
Mmmm those sausages sound great! Glad you had a great time!
adrian price says
i think these sausages would go really well with a butter bean,tomato and chorizo stew
Judith Allen says
Well done with your Yorkshire puds! They would often turn out to be Yorkshire pancakes for me, but my partner does gorgeous ones. We quite often have toad in the hole with roasties and veg for Sunday dinner. Cheap and tasty, we’ll definitely try these sausages in it.
I’m glad I learnt! My daughter wants some tonight in fact!
Michelle Wild says
Toad in the hole.
Twiddle Dee says
yes I love Richmond sausages x
these look delicious, I would make toad in the hole as its my little ones favourite