Traditional English Recipe for Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole
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Traditional English Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is a traditional English dish. It consists of sausages covered in batter and is very easy to prepare. When making it at home, you should remember to use good quality sausages, which can be any flavour you like. It is usually served with gravy as a main course.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 4 servings of Toad in the Hole


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 225g plain flour
  • 250ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Pepper & salt to taste
Toad in the Hole with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots
Toad in the Hole with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots | Source
Freshly Cooked Toad in the Hole, Ready to Serve
Freshly Cooked Toad in the Hole, Ready to Serve | Source


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pour the oil into the bottom of a baking dish, and position the sausages on top of it in a single layer.
  3. Bake the sausages in your preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. While the sausages are baking, whisk the flour, eggs and half of the milk together in a medium bowl until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Whisk the rest of the milk in bit by bit until you are left with a nice, smooth batter, then season it with pepper and salt.
  6. Retrieve the sausages from the oven and spoon the batter over them until they are 3/4 covered.
  7. Replace the baking dish in the oven and bake the sausages for 35 minutes, or until the centre is browned and risen.

Notes & Tips

  • In step 7, don't worry if the base of the baking toad in the hole becomes slightly soft - this is supposed to happen.

Homemade Toad in the Hole
Homemade Toad in the Hole | Source

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eatforcheaper 4 years ago from London

LOL. I love Toad in the Hole. I'm a Northerner myself (from the North of England to those who don't know) and that's where the dish originates from. It's a very delicious, hearty meal and tastes great! Very funny with your final photo; although it looks a little dodgy!! :D

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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

I've never eaten Toad in the Hole, but I have always loved the sound of the name-- in fact I don't think I ever knew what was in it-- but know that I do know, I just might try it-- thanks for the recipe. voting this up and bookmarking

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Ghaelach 4 years ago

This recipe brought back some memories and sometime in the near future it will be finding itself on my dinner plate.

I agree with an earlier comment your last foto doesn't look very much like Toad in the Hole. But I have to say it does remind me of something. Damn, the old think tank is going, what was it! lol.

Take care my colleen.

LOL Ghaelach

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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Interesting. I first cringed at reading the title but after looking at the recipe it looks nice.

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Kerry43 3 years ago

Gosh, that pastry looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Kerry :)

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