Toad in the hole


Having seen this being made on some show on the Good Food Channel, when Rachel Allen visited Galton Blackiston at his home, I knew that I wanted to give this a go when I had some decent pork sausages to make it with.

I logged on to the Good Food Channel website and found his recipe very quickly. It looked very easy to make and I only needed to buy a couple of extra ingredients – the nutmeg and dripping. The caption along with the recipe is: ‘Galton Blackiston’s version of this traditional dish bears no resemblance to soggy school dinners – your family will love it’ and i completely agree. It tastes fantastic with an Onion gravy too!

(Printable Recipe)

Serves 2-4

225g Plain flour
Pinch Sugar
Pinch freshly grated Nutmeg
3 Eggs
275ml Milk
25g Dripping
8 best-quality, locally sourced pork Sausages, pricked with a fork

Serve with salad or steamed green vegetables.

1 Sieve the flour, sugar and grated nutmeg into a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs.

2 Using a hand-held whisk, start to slowly incorporate the eggs. Then, while continuing to whisk slowly, add the milk. You may need a little extra milk – the batter should be the consistency of double cream. Whisk thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps of flour in the mixture.

3 Put the batter in the fridge to rest for at least 1 hour.

4 Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Put a 30 x 20 x 6cm roasting tin in the oven to get really hot.

5 Add the dripping and the sausages to the hot tin and return to the oven. Shake the roasting tin frequently to keep the sausages moving, till they are coloured all over and the fat in the tin is really hot.

6 Remove the batter from the fridge, give it a quick whisk and, when the sausages are evenly coloured, remove the tin from the oven and immediately pour the batter over the hot sausages in the tin – the batter should really sizzle.

7 Return the tin to the oven immediately and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, until the batter is well risen and golden.

8 Serve immediately with onion gravy and either a salad or a green vegetable.





8 thoughts on “Toad in the hole”

    1. Hi Marylou, thanks for the kind words 🙂 Please let me know if you do try the vegan version – would love to heasr how good it is!

  1. ooh I lurve toad in the hole. Wondered about the quantity of eggs, but the texture of yours looks good. I made Jamie Oliver’s recipe and found it too eggy, I like my batter to be like yorkshire pudding, this does look good though.

    1. Hi Janice, glad you like the look of it 🙂 The texture is exactly like yorkshire pudding and was a better recipe than others I have tried before!

  2. Hey Giles, good work on these! I made toad in the hole the other day (real comfort food). Thought I’d try and make individual toads in yorkshire puds by cooking them in a muffin tray! Worked very well and recipe is similar to yours.

    I took some pics but they looked a little rude so haven’t posted the recipe yet! ha!

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