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Toad in the Hole



HT English MC 60mins


Yield: Serves 4 Total time Keywords  Hot   Pork  Main Course England British  Europe 



Oil or lard for greasing

100g/4oz Plain Flour
level teasp Salt
1 Egg
270ml/9fl.oz Milk
225g/8oz Sausages



1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6 and heavily grease a shallow ovenproof dish or Yorkshire pudding tin, place the sausages in the greased dish in a single layer  and bake in the oven for 10  minutes.


2. Meanwhile, place the flour, egg, milk and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth and lump free.


3. Remove the sausages from the oven and immediately pour over the batter. Return to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until well risen and golden. Do not open the oven door during the first 20 minutes cooking or the pudding may flop.


4. After 30 minutes  check the pudding isn't getting too brown and reduce the oven temperature in necessary. Serve immediately.


Serving suggestions

Serve with a leafy green vegetable such as cabbage or kale and an onion gravy



Use different types of flavoured sausages

Add extra seasonings such as chopped herbs of chilli powder to the batter


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Special Equipment required to make this toad in the hole recipe

Yorkshire pudding tin or Baking tin



Key techniques required to make this toad in the hole recipe

Grease - to  To cover the inside  surface of a dish or pan with a layer of fat, such as butter or margarine,  or oil using a brush or kitchen paper

Whisk to To beat air into a mixture until soft and fluffy.


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