Sam's toad in the hole

Sam's toad in the hole

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
Get junior in the kitchen to help make 7-year-old Sam's super sausage recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal472
  • fat29g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.34g
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  • 12 chipolata
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

For the batter

  • 140g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 175ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the sausages in a 20 x 30cm roasting tin with the oil, then bake for 15 mins until browned.

  2. Meanwhile, make up the batter mix. Tip the flour into a bowl with the salt, make a well in the middle and crack both eggs into it. Use an electric whisk to mix it together, then slowly add the milk, whisking all the time. Leave to stand until the sausages are nice and brown.

  3. Carefully remove the sausages from the oven – watch because the fat will be sizzling hot – but if it isn’t, put the tin on the hob for a few mins until it is. Pour in the batter mix, transfer to the top shelf of the oven, then cook for 25-30 mins, until risen and golden. Serve with gravy and Sam’s favourite veg – broccoli.

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Comments (52)

Smarsh88's picture

First time I've ever attempted toad in the hole. In fact this is the first time I've cooked a real meal from scratch and recipe was spot on! Thank you so much. Got a lot of kudos in my house :)

gajowood's picture

I've tried so many recipes (including from the Guardian 'Perfect...' series). It does what you want.
You can still play with it, add herbs, merguez, but time the cooking and you get a true 'toad' batter.

Ryan Christopher James Burke's picture

Easy Peasy recipe. I used four egg yolks for a richer batter though!

josie_atkinson's picture

Great dish. Very easy and turned out great.

grace10's picture

Cannot fail with this recipe. I've done it about four times with no problems. Used SR flour this time as no plain left, turned out even better.

lurvlyloz's picture

This is the first time I have ever made toad In the hole and it was great. Annoyingly my oven went out but only for a few minutes and luckily didn't ruin it :) will definitely make again

lurvlyloz's picture

This is the first time I have ever made toad In the hole and it was great. Annoyingly my oven went out but only for a few minutes and luckily didn't ruin it :) will definitely make again

hiyamod's picture

just made it tonight, was easy and very simple and my 2 children asked me to make it again (they are fuzzy kids) so that should say a lot about this simple recipe. Its not fancy or anything but its perfect for kids. I made some cooked onion and salad on the side .

mrsparsons's picture

Very easy and very yummy

casafood74's picture

First time I've made Toad in the hole and was very impressed by how easy and tasty this was. Panicked a bit when I took the oven tray out and it was smoking but that's obviously how hot it needs to be for the batter to go in and it then cooked beautifully. Might experiment with extra flavours next time like thyme and mustard.

mrsh1985's picture

Very easy and went down a storm in my house. Fab!

Annie17's picture

Have just realised, I used SR flour instead of plain. Perhaps this made the batter a bit thick and heavy? Ha! I will try again!

Annie17's picture

Yes, a nice recipe. The batter was a bit thick and turned out to be rather heavy, but at least it was cooked through and no soggy bits! I added some dried sage whilst cooking the sausages and would use less salt in the batter next time.

jomonki's picture

I love this recipe! Toad in the hole is one of those dishes that you think is going to be easy but I have always found it hard to get the batter right to make sure it rises nicely and isn't soggy. The batter mix in this recipe has never let me down - perfect every time. A really tasty dish that has become a firm favourite in our house!

Rachieloou's picture

Can I just say..... This actually worked!! I've tried 5 toad in the hole receipes so far and they've all failed. I thought I'd give it one last go and went for this one. It worked my other half had seconds!! I served it with roasted carrots, peas and leek & cheese crusted mash with gravy.

bbeccyb's picture

Made this evening family loved it - we'll done Sam

Garfield90's picture

yay I made it, its my first ever toad in the hole with success and I used 6 richmonds pork sausages and it was fine, I made sure the sausages were cooked all the way through so all the fat comes out and that the fat was really hot so the batter started to cook as soon as it was put into the pyrex glass

staples01's picture

can I do this with normal sausages?

helenmcl's picture

Excellent. well risen but you must have the tin really hot so put it on the gas while you pour in the batter


Questions (3)

Bethany3113's picture

Do you use frozen or fresh sausages?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi Bethany,

Thanks for your question. If you have frozen sausages you can use them in this recipe, simply defrost thoroughly and then use them as per instructions. Hope that helps.

charis_hatton's picture

Can I make the batter ahead of time and then leave it in the fridge until I need it? Thanks

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