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toad in the hole in a large baking tray

Toad In The Hole

Toad In The Hole is a meal for kings and queens. A huge crowd pleaser and is a big favourite at my house. Perfect for a midweek meal or Sunday Lunch.

Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Keyword Toad In The Hole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 496 kcal


  • 8 quality sausages
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 300 mls milk
  • 5 grams sea salt
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

Onion Gravy

  • 1 large onion cut into half moons
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 500 mls beef stock strong- I use 1 ½ stock cubes/pot
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C/ 425 F/ Gas Mark 7. Put 4 tbsps oil in the tin and put the tin in the oven to heat up and get smoking hot. Measure out your flour and salt into a large mixing bowl or food processor. Mix the eggs and milk together in a jug.

  2. Put the sausages in a very hot frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil and brown for a couple of minutes all you want is to get some colour on them.

  3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry. Don't worry if lumps form just keep whisking and they will disappear. If using a food processor then whizz for twenty seconds or so.

  4. When the tin is smoking hot about 10 mins after the oven reached 220 C then get it out and put it onto the hob on a high heat. Put the sausages in the tin and moving quickly pour in the yorkshire pudding batter.

  5. Put back in the hot oven and bake it for approx 35 minutes and deeply golden brown. Do not open the oven door for anything.

  6. Meanwhile put the onions back in the frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil and caramelise over a low heat for about 15 minutes. They should start to go a deep brown  colour. Sprinkle in the flour and mix through until you can't see it anymore. Add the beef stock and mix well.

  7. Bring the onion and beef stock up to a simmer and stir whilst it starts to thicken. Allow to bubble away for a couple of minutes. Set aside until you are ready for it.

  8. Remove the Toad In The Hole from the oven and serve hot smothered in onion gravy.

  9. Apply to Very Grateful Face

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Make sure your oven is 220 C. It needs to be able to stay scorchio.

Don't skimp on the salt.

Nutrition Facts
Toad In The Hole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 850mg37%
Potassium 513mg15%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.