Mums proper Toad in the Hole
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Mums proper Toad in the Hole

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Serves 4

An easy, filling and tasty proper Toad-in-the-hole, the way it should be.

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  • 8 fat pork or beef sausages (frozen or fresh)
  • For the Yorkshire pudding batter
  • 113g / 4oz plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 250ml / 8 floz semi-skimmed milk
  • A pinch of salt and pepper


    1. Preheat the oven to 180c fan, 200c, gas 6
    2. Place the sausages (fresh or frozen) in a medium roasting tin or roasting dish (Mine measures 12"x7") and cook in the oven for 10-15 mins until lightly browned and the oil is starting to come out of sausages
    3. While the sausages are in the oven, prepare the batter. Put the flour in to a medium bowl (I don't bother sifting), make a well in the centre using the unbroken egg then crack the egg into it. Add a little of the milk and start to whisk the egg/milk into the flour. Add the milk in bit by bit. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk to ensure no lumps. Leave to one side.
    4. After 10-15 mins take the sausages out of the oven, shut the oven door to keep the heat in and quickly pour the batter evenly over the sausages then put straight back in the oven for another 35-45 mins. (Do not open the oven door during this time) When done the Yorkshire will be risen and deep golden all over. (if the pudding starts to brown too quickly during cooking, turn down to 150 degs and leave 5 mins longer)
    5. Serve cut into portions with mashed or new potatoes, veg and gravy.

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13th Mar, 2018
Wish I'd read some of the comments first. This happens to be the worst recipe I've ever used, you're better using a Yorkshire batter that has 4 eggs 140g plain flour 200oz of milk you get a much better Yorkshire. Definitely will not use again ended throwing it away..... don't use
2nd Jul, 2017
Made a TITH before but not the this way this recipe instructs, it far exceeded my expectations wasn't even oily
5th Dec, 2015
First time that I have made TITH so can't really compare it to anything else. But it came out rather watery. Thank you for the recipe but won't be using it again.
13th Sep, 2015
The worst recipe I have ever used. Came out flat. Won't be using this again
8th Sep, 2015
Made this last night and it's the best recipe I've used. Others have produced very oily results. No complaints in my house
4th May, 2014
This is not a good recipe. If youre looking for a true toad in the hole recipe there are far better ones out there. 1 egg is not enough for this amount ingredients. Used this recipe one evening as it was one of the first search results to come up and is the worst one of these ive made. The batter looked like an unrisen cake by the time it was finished. My mum laughed at me when i mentioned the recipe only asked for one egg to 4oz of flour. If youre going to follow this recipe id add 2-3 eggs instead.
22nd Feb, 2015
Since writing the recipe, 3 eggs is better and try 225ml of milk, cant find a way to edit the recipe
4th May, 2014
Do not use this recipe! Hands down the worst toad in the hole recipe ive used, there are far better ones out there. 1 egg?! No wonder it doesnt rise! Dont bother.
10th May, 2009
good luck!
9th May, 2009
i prefer a more extravagantly raised yorkshire... also, fifty minutes seems a ridiculously long cooking time; i'd have said that twenty was about right. yorkshires need to be cooked quickly in a very hot oven.


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1st May, 2014
To avoid some fat from sausages - there is quite an amount - why not grill the sausages until they are to your liking(8/10 mins on medium heat, perhaps) and about 3 mins say, put pan with veggy oil, or, olive oil, in top of oven, where it will become very hot, and then add sausages & batter. Have done this for some time - it is fine and does not spoil flavour. Just be careful when removing pan. Hot oil reduces batter stick and makes batter rise beautifully - yum, yum.