Toad in the Hole: the easy and quick British recipe

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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large eggs, beaten
All-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups
Whole Milk
1 1/2 cups
butter, melted
2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp
bangers, English sausages
1 pound
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
a pinch

Toad in the hole is a classic British recipe you can enjoy whenever you want. Basically, it calls for cooked sausages in the Yorkshire pudding, while the American version cooks the egg in a bread toast hole. This recipe is very easy to make, you just need traditional bangers (English sausages), milk, flour, butter, oil and eggs. Packed with buttery flavor, toad in the hole is crispy on the outside, and tender and puffed on the inside. Serve this effortless recipe with a gravy to enhance even more its delicious flavor.

Famous also for its unusual name, it is thought that this recipe was created by an English chef who during a golf tournament saw a toad popping out of a hole and interfering in the game. So, he gave the dish the name toad in the hole because of this funny scene.

How to make Toad in the Hole

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper.

Make a deep hole in the center of the flour and pour in the eggs, milk and butter. Mix until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven at 425°F or 220°C. Grease a casserole dish with the oil.

Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium high, then add a tablespoon of oil and the sausages. Let them cook until browned.

Transfer the sausages into the casserole dish and pour over the batter.

Bake for up to 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.

Serve and enjoy!


If you don't have traditional bangers on hand, you can try to make the toad in the hole with bratwurst.

For a vegan toad in the hole, replace milk with a vegetable one and bangers with vegan sausages. Use aquafaba instead of eggs to help the batter to rise.

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