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Toad in the Hole

While surfing the internet the other night, I came across the mention of a dish called "Toad in the Hole". I saw that it was a traditional English dish, which caught my attention, so I decided to search for a recipe. I found this recipe on Simply Recipes, and made it last night.

Classic English Toad-in-the-Hole Recipe

Preparation time: 1 hour.


  • 1 1/2 cup of plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of good-quality sausage (pork, turkey)
  • salt and pepper


1 Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Sift flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Make a well in the center of the flour. Whisk the eggs and the milk into the center of the well in the flour, gradually to smooth out lumps. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.

2 Brown the sausages in a little olive oil and cook through, about 10 minutes

3 Put sausages in a roasting pan, pour the batter over the sausages and place in oven. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the batter is risen and golden. Serve at once.

Serves 4-6

I didn't have any traditional UK sausage on hand, so I used Hillshire Farms smoked turkey sausage cut into small pieces. Also, I intended to double the recipe, but I didn't have enough flour. I did double the sausage.

Here are a few pictures:

{mmm, fresh corn on the cob from the produce stand!}
{please ignore the stupid hard water stains on my pan
from the dishwasher of the old house...grrr!}

I will definitely be sure to have enough flour to double it next time because there wasn't enough of the biscuit mixture, but it was still very good! The kids enjoyed it.
Nobody seems to know why it's called "Toad in the Hole", but next time I make it, I I think I'm going to make it in a muffin tin, with smaller chunks of sausage. Then it will really look like a toad, popping its head out of a hole!


  1. Yum! Sounds good Cyndy. I think the muffin tin will work great too. I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks!

  2. i have always wanted to know what a toad in a hole was, ever since hearing it on a episode of are you being served, thank you for posting this ;)

  3. Yours looks good sweetie...Wikipedia says it's named that because it looks like a toad sticking it's head out so you are right!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole

  4. Sounds good. I thought I was following you here but I guess I wasn't. I'm here now!

  5. please PLEASE dont hate me for saying this [i cant stop laughing] but maybe its supposed to be turd in the hole.. [lmao nearly pissing meself]...



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