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

Sam's toad-in-the-hole

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(164 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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26th Jul, 2013
Hmm, you obviously didn't follow THIS recipe surely? Blinkin 'orid
4th Apr, 2013
Had this for dinner tonight and it was perfect, will make it again.
4th Apr, 2013
Had this for dinner tonight and it was perfect, will make it again.
2nd Apr, 2013
Sam's Toad in the Hole is everything it's supposed to be! A perfect recipe and quite delicious. It was even easy to convert from metric, since I live in the states. The family loved it! I am going to make Cornish Pasties soon!
17th Mar, 2013
I've always thought toad in the hole would be hard to make but this recipe worked first time and was so yummy. Will definitely make again.
4th Feb, 2013
Kids absolutely loved this so did we! Easy to make and kids can help
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.


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