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

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(88 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
    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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Summa Spicer
6th Nov, 2018
The best! I have made this a number of times (some times the Yorkshire raises, some times it doesn’t but still delicious) so easy even a div like me can make it!
8th Oct, 2018
24th Jun, 2018
Perfect recipe! The Yorkshire was well risen and fluffy. I used normal sausages and lightly grilled first. My 5 year old told me it was the best meal I've ever made!
14th May, 2018
Very badly written recipe. It says to take sausages out, but doesn't say whether to put them back in.... I left them in the dish (even though it seemed a long time at a high temp), and they came out black as coal, completely burnt! I see that GoodFood does say in answer to someone's question that you should leave them in and pour the batter around, as I did. Not sure why 5 stars average when I see several people had the same issue, and have rated it 0 stars as a result.
5th Mar, 2018
Never been a fan of toad in the hole before but made this twice now and just love it. I add a tsp of mustard powder to the batter. Delicious!!
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Nick Crane
22nd Dec, 2017
Delicious. Easy instructions.
26th Nov, 2017
Really tasty! So easy and the whole family loved it!
18th Oct, 2017
It was very nice but as others have mentioned, the sausages were over cooked. I used normal sausages and I dread to think how bad they would be if I had used the chipolatas in the recipe! I would make this again but I would probably only cook the sausages for around 5 minutes before I add the batter.
11th Oct, 2017
Amazing and simple! Can't mess it up
8th Oct, 2017
Brilliant recipe, left it in the fridge for 30 mins first


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?
goodfoodteam's picture
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!
15th Jan, 2017
I used 1/2 tsp of baking powder and added some dried sage to the batter mix.