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

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(163 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Serve this comforting classic made with chipolata sausages and a simple batter – it’s easy enough that kids can help make it.

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
    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.

  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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Rosiesta
6th Dec, 2016
4.05
Really enjoyed this recipe; mine didn't rise particularly well but i'm new to cooking and using a new oven, so not a bad result! I used packet gravy but caramelize some shallots to add a bit extra. Very nice.
Smarsh88
28th Oct, 2016
5.05
First time I've ever attempted toad in the hole. In fact this is the first time I've cooked a real meal from scratch and recipe was spot on! Thank you so much. Got a lot of kudos in my house :)
gajowood
27th Oct, 2016
5.05
I've tried so many recipes (including from the Guardian 'Perfect...' series). It does what you want. You can still play with it, add herbs, merguez, but time the cooking and you get a true 'toad' batter.
Ryan Christophe...
18th Oct, 2016
Easy Peasy recipe. I used four egg yolks for a richer batter though!
josie_atkinson
13th Oct, 2016
5.05
Great dish. Very easy and turned out great.
grace10
3rd Oct, 2016
Cannot fail with this recipe. I've done it about four times with no problems. Used SR flour this time as no plain left, turned out even better.
Twinklebum99
21st Aug, 2016
This is the first time I have ever made toad In the hole and it was great. Annoyingly my oven went out but only for a few minutes and luckily didn't ruin it :) will definitely make again
Twinklebum99
21st Aug, 2016
This is the first time I have ever made toad In the hole and it was great. Annoyingly my oven went out but only for a few minutes and luckily didn't ruin it :) will definitely make again
hiyamod
10th Jul, 2016
just made it tonight, was easy and very simple and my 2 children asked me to make it again (they are fuzzy kids) so that should say a lot about this simple recipe. Its not fancy or anything but its perfect for kids. I made some cooked onion and salad on the side .
mrsparsons
21st Jun, 2016
5.05
Very easy and very yummy

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