Recipe: A Classic British Toad in the Hole

Here's our recipe for the traditional British dish - toad in the hole!

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Traditional British Toad in the Hole is a hearty dish that has been enjoyed across the UK for many years. It's a real comfort meal, usually eaten in the autumn or winter months with lashings of gravy.

If you've never tried it, don't let the name put you off! This dish thankfully contains no amphibians, but instead consists of delicious pork sausages baked in a light, golden Yorkshire pudding batter. This comforting classic captures the essence of British grub, offering a delightful combination of textures between the crisp exterior and tender sausages inside. It's usually served with vegetables and sometimes potatoes, too.

Want to give this dish a go? Here's our recipe:



  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. Place sausages in a large baking dish and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Bake for 15 minutes until they start to brown.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, eggs, milk, salt and pepper until you have a smooth batter. If you don't trust yourself to make the batter, don't worry, you could always stock up on a packet mix!
  4. Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages.
  5. Return the dish to the oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes until the batter has risen and turned golden brown.
  6. Avoid opening the oven door while the batter is rising, as this can cause it to deflate.
  7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve slices of Toad in the Hole with gravy and your favourite side vegetables. Enjoy the deliciousness of this classic British comfort dish!

Toad in the Hole is a time-honoured culinary masterpiece, capturing the essence of comfort and satisfaction in each bite. Its wholesome combination of sausages and pudding crust makes it a beloved favourite that continues to warm hearts and plates across the UK and beyond. If you give this recipe a go, make sure to tag us in your photos on social media!

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