Herby toad in the hole

Herby toad in the hole

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

This family favourite marries meaty sausages with robust herbs and traditional, comforting Yorkshire pudding

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 140g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 Cumberland sausages
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 4 rosemary sprigs

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  1. Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. In a food processor, combine the flour, eggs, milk, mustard and some salt and pepper, blitz until smooth, then leave to rest for 30 mins.
  2. Pour the oil into a metal roasting tin about 30 x 23cm and 7.5cm deep. Brush the oil all over the sides and bottom, then place in the oven. When the roasting tin is very hot and smoking, place the sausages inside, evenly spread out, and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Give the rested batter a stir and pour into the really hot tin – take care as it may spit. Quickly sprinkle over the sage leaves and rosemary, then place in the middle of the oven. Do not open the door for 25 mins, then check – if needed, cook for a further 5-10 mins. Cook until puffed up and brown and the batter is completely cooked through. Serve straight from the dish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2011

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pamajam's picture

Excellent batter recipe. Worked first time. Very fluffy with crispy edges. I used chicken sausages and herbs that I had handy (oregano and thyme) so you needn't feel restricted to sage and rosemary. I will be making it again. Thanks!

maloybishop's picture

Great recipie, worked perfectly first time - always a bit nervous about Toad in the Hole.

Used low fat sausages, lovely and tasty. Will be trying with different flavour sausages - yummm

pikolet's picture

Very very tasty but also very rich. None of us could eat very much of it. Nevertheless we loved it.

stonefruit's picture
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Very nice.

vennenssauk's picture

I've had this once..
Can't wait to make it myself!! :)

mp's picture
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Rather insipid...

andycrofts's picture

I love this, and my Girlie wanted some. As she's Finnish I 'toad' her she wouldn't like it.
I was right.
I ate like a pig, but it's great with onion gravy.
This might be worth a look...
It's not the cultural thing - I love "Rössypottu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6ssypottu)
and Pyttipanna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyttipanna) which is definitely worth a try - cheap, quick, easy, and filling.

alinelarant's picture

Waou ! Great recipe !
As french it's an uncommun recipe ! Did this recipe with french local sausages (ah well!) added home mixture herbs (basilic, Origan, Curcuma, persil and garlic) and used olive oil.
The pastry was delicious... I served this "toad" with a green salad !

noosner's picture
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Very nice. The mustard added a lovely taste. The glass door of the oven really came into its own as no need to open the door to see what was going on inside. Would be nice with pork and mustard sausages, I think.

jcarter's picture
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I cooked this for the first time when i had some friends over and it worked well! I was a bit concerned that the pan wasn't quite hot enough after I put the sausages in for five min but the batter seemed to do ok...perhaps could have been a little bit puffier but on the whole so tasty (used maple pork sausages) and had the leftovers for brunch the next day!

claudie15's picture
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Fantastic batter recipe.

fatface's picture

I make smaller puds in muffin tins, obviously using smaller chunks of sausage too. If there are any left over, the family like them cold with chutney (home made of course)

angelstarsew's picture
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Have made this twice since it came out so tasty and perfect results both times, I'm on a diet so used low fat sausages.