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British Toad in the Hole! It’s a delicious easy dinner, with sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding (a.k.a. pop overs). Goes great with some homemade onion gravy. Always a hit with the whole family, easy to make and oh so good!

British Toad in the Hole!  If you have never heard of toad in the hole then you really must read on and try this recipe out! It’s so delicious and it’s comfort food at its best.

Yes, it’s certainly a strange name! Toad in the Hole doesn’t describe what this dish is at all! But if you ask any British person, they will say “Ahhhh that’s sausages cooked in a Yorkshire Pudding” and served with some lovely Onion gravy. Simple as that!

I’ve made this recipe for British Toad in the Hole so many times. Sometimes I make mini versions where I use a muffin tin and mini chipolata sausages. Those are great to serve at parties as an appetizer, without the gravy of course as that could get a little messy at a finger food party!

For this toad in the hole, try and choose fairly thick sausages, and good quality ones that your budget will allow. Sometimes, I will get some lovely flavored sausages from the butchers, such as pork and apple, or tomato and beef, herb sausages and so on.

I usually serve this with a huge jug of homemade onion gravy. It’s incredibly quick and easy to make, and once you’ve tried it, you won’t ever go back to shop bought gravy! You can take a look at our onion gravy recipe.

You could serve the toad in the hole as it is with some gravy, or like I do, some lovely vegetables. A few recipes which go nicely and are easy and quick to make are our Garlic Carrots and Cabbage,

or our Bacon and Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter.

You need to choose any vegetable side dishes which are not too heavy because the toad in the hole is a very heavy dish and will certainly fill you up! It doesn’t need any potatoes or rice as a side because the Yorkshire pudding is the carbohydrate and that is very filling. So I would suggest a simple vegetable side, like the ones suggested, or some easy steamed vegetables of your choice.

It’s a great meal, easy to make and always a hit with kids and adults alike.
So let’s see how we make this British Toad in The Hole dinner and please enjoy!

Ingredients

2 large, fresh eggs
1/2 Pint or 300 ml milk
3/4 cup or 100 g plain / all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 – 8 thick beef or pork sausages

Choose a size baking pan which allows you to space the sausages apart and the batter will come up 2 cm or 3/4 inch high, like in the photo below.

Instructions

1. Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible.

2. Pour the eggs, milk and flour into a large mixing bowl with the pinch of salt. Using an electric hand beater or hand whisk beat to form a thick, smooth, airy batter. Leave to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible – up to several hours

3. 10 minutes before the end of the batter resting time, place a tablespoon of oil into a roasting tin. Space the sausages evenly. Place the sausages in the preheated oven and heat until the fat is slightly smoking.

4. Give the batter another good whisk then pour into the hot, roasting tin. Please be careful, the fat may splutter when the batter is added. The batter should cover the whole of the bottom of the tin and be approx 2 cm / 3/4 ” deep

5. Return the tin to the oven to cook until golden brown approx 20-25 mins.

Serve the Toad in the Holes with Onion Gravy  and fresh seasonal vegetables.

We’d love to hear from you and what you thought of our British Toad in The Hole recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Recipe Card

British Toad in the Hole

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes

British Toad in the Hole is a delicious easy Britsh dinner, with sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding a.k.a. popovers. Goes great with some homemade onion gravy.


Ingredients

  • 2 large, fresh eggs
  • 1/2 Pint or 300 ml milk
  • 3/4 cup or 100 g plain / all purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 – 8 thick beef or pork sausages

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible.
  2. Pour the eggs, milk and flour into a large mixing bowl with the pinch of salt. Using an electric hand beater or hand whisk beat to form a thick, smooth, airy batter .
  3. Leave to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible – up to several hours
  4. 10 minutes before the end of the batter resting time, place a tablespoon of oil into a roasting tin. Space the sausages evenly. Place the tray in the preheated oven and heat until the fat is slightly smoking.
  5. Give the batter another good whisk then pour into the hot, roasting tin. Please be careful, the fat may splutter when the batter is added. The batter should cover the whole of the bottom of the tin and be approx 2 cm / 3/4 ” deep.
  6. Return the tin to the oven to cook until golden brown approx 20-25 mins.
  7. Serve the Toad in the Holes with Onion gravy (recipe link below) and fresh seasonal vegetables
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 739Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 54g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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