Sam's toad in the hole

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(60 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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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Foodieduff
26th Nov, 2017
5.05
Really tasty! So easy and the whole family loved it!
pepperpotty1981
18th Oct, 2017
3.8
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.
bethanygrace96
11th Oct, 2017
Amazing and simple! Can't mess it up
Fruitloopsister
8th Oct, 2017
5.05
Brilliant recipe, left it in the fridge for 30 mins first
LucyE88
2nd Oct, 2017
0.05
This didn't rise at all. Only good thing was the tasty sausages I used.
mellie11
19th Sep, 2017
5.05
This is the best Toad in the hole recipe I've tried. Like some other reviewers I used 6 big sausages and fried them (in a dry pan) as I like them quite well brown, also then use that pan for red onion gravy. I added 1/2 tsp mustard powder to batter and halved the salt. Also added some fresh thyme leaves and rosemary sprigs. A quick impressive meal, my husband said it was like having a midweek roast!
TheFairyBaker
11th Sep, 2017
5.05
Fab recipe! I've been trying to find the perfect toad in the hole recipe for years and never really been happy with what I've made! My husband actually did not stop saying how amazing it was!!! The only thing i did differently was use 8 normal sausages instead of chipolatas! Thanks for posting!!!
David60211
13th Jun, 2017
0.05
Sausages just burnt at that temperature
NotDanDan
3rd May, 2017
5.05
I'm English but have never been the biggest fan of "traditional" English cooking. That said, now and again I find myself having to scratch a nostalgic itch, and this recipe definitely does that. It's easy as anything and dead simple, and I think that's actually quite important- There are a number of recipes out there aspire to be some sort of "posh" version of toad in the hole. Why kid yourself? What it all comes down to is just another form of battered sausage in gravy, and this recipe is a foolproof method of delivery.
edasilva
11th Feb, 2017
3.8
Very simple and delicious. I preferred to fry sausages first, heat oil in the baking dish, add fried sausages and batter mix. That way is much lighter, rises very well. Also if you add a tea spoon of dry mustard and fresh thyme to your batter mix it makes it that much more interesting.

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mahnrut
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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goodfoodteam
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!
Bethany3113
2nd Sep, 2016
Do you use frozen or fresh sausages?
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goodfoodteam
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.
charis_hatton
18th May, 2016
Can I make the batter ahead of time and then leave it in the fridge until I need it? Thanks
edasilva
11th Feb, 2017
3.8
yes you can, just take it well in advance from the fridge, bring to room temperature and remix. Enjoy!
peterpi
15th Jan, 2017
I used 1/2 tsp of baking powder and added some dried sage to the batter mix.