Golden baked toad-in-the-hole in large rectangular dish

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(137 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 chipolatas
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
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For the batter

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



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  • 175ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

  2. Put the 12 chipolatas in a 20 x 30cm roasting tin with 1 tbsp sunflower oil, then bake for 15 mins until browned.

  3. Meanwhile, make up the batter mix. Tip 140g plain flour into a bowl with ½ tsp salt, make a well in the middle and crack 2 eggs into it.

  4. Use an electric whisk to mix it together, then slowly add 175ml semi-skimmed milk, whisking all the time. Leave to stand until the sausages are nice and brown.

  5. Remove the sausages from the oven – be careful 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.

  6. Pour in the batter mix, transfer to the top shelf of the oven, then cook for 25-30 mins, until risen and golden.

  7. Serve with gravy and your favourite veg.

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1st Sep, 2019
I found that this rose well but it came out thick/dense and a bit rubbery, not light and fluffy! I also used normal sausages and the timings were fine but can see why people are having issues with chipolatas.
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Mary Smith
25th Aug, 2019
In all my years my Yorkshire pud was always hit and miss, tried this with the sausage and just as plain old Yorkshire pud and I have to say it has been brilliant. Dont know what others have done wrong but mine rises beautifully, it is now up on my notice board and my daughters.....great recipe.
14th Aug, 2019
I agree with the person that said....This is awful. It won't rise with plain flour alone. Don't bother, find another recipe. Waste of my time and my sausages
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Luke Marshall
4th Aug, 2019
This is awful. It won't rise with plain flour alone. Don't bother, find another recipe. Waste of my time and my sausages
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31st May, 2019
1st May, 2019
Absolutely delicious, a household favourite here. Perfect every time! Thank you :)
8th Apr, 2019
Sausages were overdone as the Yorkshire pudding mix wasn’t good. It tasted ok but didn’t rise. Tried this one but should have stuck to my usual- equal volume of milk flour and egg.
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Victoria Mapley
4th Apr, 2019
Turned out quite nice, easy and quick
Marnie Boulton
31st Jan, 2019
I always use this recipe now. It is simple to follow and the family love the Toad and the Hole. Plain flour works brilliantly and rises well. One of my favourites.
Louis William
28th Jan, 2019
THANKS A LOT, SAM! I came on here looking for an exquisite recipe and yet when I made SAM's toad-in-the-hole, I was sorely mistaken. TOAD-IN-THE-HOLE?! MORE LIKE TOAD-IN-THE-BIN. Honestly, don't even bother with this recipe. Plain flour? Maybe self-raising would have done the job. So disappointed Samuel. I'm sobbing into my pancake.


7th Sep, 2017
Did you forget to say to put back the sausages once you have poured the batter into the tin? I didn't see it.
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8th Sep, 2017
Thanks for your question. You leave the sausages in the tray and pour the batter over the top. Hope that's clearer now!
2nd Sep, 2016
Do you use frozen or fresh sausages?
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8th Sep, 2016
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.
18th May, 2016
Can I make the batter ahead of time and then leave it in the fridge until I need it? Thanks
11th Feb, 2017
yes you can, just take it well in advance from the fridge, bring to room temperature and remix. Enjoy!
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Thomes Maisling
12th Aug, 2019
This batter recipe doesn't rise reliably and needs one more egg to be optimal IMO.
23rd Jul, 2019
My partner loved this recipe! To help it rise I added an extra 40g of self raising flour and it risen really well!
8th Jun, 2019
Sam is a genius, listen to him
15th Jan, 2017
I used 1/2 tsp of baking powder and added some dried sage to the batter mix.
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