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

    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 (43)

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

sarajamison1978's picture

Brilliant recipe. Easy, quick and the whole family loved it.

jaynedd's picture

Great recipe, very easy.

HKidson's picture

Really easy recipe, came out perfectly risen and cooked throughout

cameronan's picture

Really nice much nicer than last attempt. Made double batch one of the boys that hasn't had before said he thought it was pancakes with sausages but everyone else said it was yum. Its great to make somethig that everyone enjoyed for a change.

emilymcgovern's picture

I love toad in the hole but recently I've found it gets a bit soggy so I thought I'd try this recipe and it was perfect. I think using a metal roasting tin makes a lot of difference. Wonderful. Thanks Sam!

u05laual0's picture

Wonderful recipe! First time I have made toad in the hole and it was an absolute success. Would definitely recommend :)

kathryndonna's picture

Made this for dinner last Saturday and it went down so well that I'm making it again today. Perfect proportions for the batter and it cooked beautifully. I am using Lincolnshire sausages for a herby taste and setting it off with a red onion gravy. Perfect autumn-in-front-of-the-TV dinner!

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.


Questions (1)

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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