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

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(144 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


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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  • 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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10th Jan, 2013
used this recipe before never fails to rise and taste perfect every time
18th Dec, 2012
Never been a fan of toad in the hole but will give this a try. Can anyone recommend a good gravy recipe to go with this? Not sure how to make one if you can't use the meat juices from the dish.
28th Jul, 2013
The onion gravy from the 'ultimate toad in the hole' recipe is delicious.
21st Nov, 2012
Best recipe for batter we have found.
27th Sep, 2012
This was my first attempt at the British classic and it was brilliant.
22nd Sep, 2012
My daughter made this. It was lovely, not stodgy and cheap. She has taken the recipe back to uni to cook for her flat mates
6th Sep, 2012
Brilliant. I'd tried this dish before using another recipe and failed - this was foolproof! I did find this made rather a lot of batter though. Will do again for sure.
26th Aug, 2012
A great recipe. I addied a few shallots in with the sausages to bulk it out a bit but the whole dish cooked perfectly.
8th Jun, 2012
We love this. It's such an easy 'kids' tea!
2nd Mar, 2012
Brilliant and simple recipe, made it for the first time and it turned out perfect. My only criticism would be next time I'll add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper to season the flour, otherwise perfect!


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