Sam's toad in the hole

Sam's toad in the hole

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(39 ratings)

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

    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 (45)

annapants's picture

My toad in the hole has never come out looking like anything other than a flipflop until now. Great recipe thanks. My husband is trying to hide his jealousy as he thinks he is the greatest dancer when it comes to yorkies, a new competition may have been born today in our house.....

lnor89's picture

Tried to make it for the first time, it was great.
Didnt have an electric whisk but still worked with a hand whisk.

Had with broccoli and gravy, was perfect.

S16opy's picture

Hmm, you obviously didn't follow THIS recipe surely? Blinkin 'orid

bradleylexi's picture

Had this for dinner tonight and it was perfect, will make it again.

bradleylexi's picture

Had this for dinner tonight and it was perfect, will make it again.

fourpugs's picture

Sam's Toad in the Hole is everything it's supposed to be! A perfect recipe and quite delicious. It was even easy to convert from metric, since I live in the states. The family loved it! I am going to make Cornish Pasties soon!

beckyots's picture

I've always thought toad in the hole would be hard to make but this recipe worked first time and was so yummy. Will definitely make again.

heatherfisher's picture

Kids absolutely loved this so did we! Easy to make and kids can help

p4ssw0rd's picture

used this recipe before never fails to rise and taste perfect every time

pollyparrot2's picture

Never been a fan of toad in the hole but will give this a try. Can anyone recommend a good gravy recipe to go with this? Not sure how to make one if you can't use the meat juices from the dish.

AnnemiekeEngels's picture

The onion gravy from the 'ultimate toad in the hole' recipe is delicious.

kidskitchen's picture

Best recipe for batter we have found.

lwoollard's picture

This was my first attempt at the British classic and it was brilliant.

nemo1403's picture

My daughter made this. It was lovely, not stodgy and cheap. She has taken the recipe back to uni to cook for her flat mates

zoebrealey's picture

Brilliant. I'd tried this dish before using another recipe and failed - this was foolproof! I did find this made rather a lot of batter though. Will do again for sure.

cowenbrown's picture

A great recipe. I addied a few shallots in with the sausages to bulk it out a bit but the whole dish cooked perfectly.

jules37384's picture

We love this. It's such an easy 'kids' tea!

lisajo29's picture

Brilliant and simple recipe, made it for the first time and it turned out perfect. My only criticism would be next time I'll add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper to season the flour, otherwise perfect!

bozzer's picture

Could never get toad in the hole right but thanks to this recipe perfect every time

chris210's picture

The best recipe I have ever had!


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