Recipe: Toad in the hole

Recipe: Toad in the hole

12TH JUNE 2017

Toad in the hole is a classic comfort dish and one of Britain’s more bizarrely named favourites. Consisting of sausages cooked in batter, this meal is are to make and great for when you want some hassle-free comfort food.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 8 pork sausages

  • 225g plain flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 250ml milk

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • Salt and pepper



  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • ½ tbsp English mustard

  • 500ml stock



  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees / Gas mark 7.

  • Place your sausages in an appropriately sized roasting tin and add a tablespoon of oil before placing in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the sausages are golden brown.

  • Whilst the sausages are in the oven, prepare the Yorkshire Pudding style batter. Tip the flour into a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt before creating a well in the middle to crack the eggs into. Once mixed together, gradually incorporate all of the milk into the batter, whisking constantly.

  • Carefully remove the roasting tin from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages. Then, return the dish to the oven and cook for 35 minutes or until the batter is golden brown and risen.


Nothing finishes off a good toad in the hole like onion gravy, so we’ve included a recipe below if you fancy having a go at making your own.


Onion gravy

  • On a low heat, gently cook the onions in a tablespoon of oil until soft and golden brown.

  • Stir in the mustard and pinch of pepper, followed by the stock.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes or until it has thickened and reduced in volume.


Looking for more culinary ideas? Head to our recipe section to find a selection of dishes including pan-fried halibut and pumpkin pie.