Toad in the hole

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
45 mins


6-8 sausages
1tbsp vegetable oil
220g plain flour (8oz)
4 eggs
250ml milk (1 cup)
salt & pepper to season

serve with mash potato, peas & gravy

This is the third recipe for British recipe Month after the gorgeous shepherds pie recipe and this easy homemade bakewell tart. I had a whole host of requests to make a toad in the hole recipe, so had to show you guys how to do it!

It’s all about getting the oven nice and hot, so pre-heat to 200c or equivalent see temperature oven conversion chart. This helps the batter rise.

Place your sausages into a baking dish and drizzle a little oil on top, bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 mins, this is good to get the pan nice and hot to help get a good rise on the batter. You could just stick the dish in there to warm up and cook the sausages in the pan if you prefer.

Meanwhile we make the batter, whisking together the flour, eggs and milk, it will be a little lumpy at first but keep going to work them out until smooth, season with salt and pepper if you like. I’ve gone quite traditional on this one but you can add other herbs or spices into the batter to really ramp things up.

When the sausages are done pour the batter all over them into the dish, until they are nearly covered. Bake in the oven for 30 mins until golden and risen!

Serve with mashed potatoes, peas and gravy. Such a great British classic that loads of you wanted to see, I hope you give it a go!