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Toad in the Hole






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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 39p
Calories: 942kcal
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  • 8 sausages smartprice
  • 1 tbsp veg oil (if necessary)

For the batter

  • 150 g flour self raising
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 ml evaporated milk
  • 100 ml water mix with the milk
  • salt and black pepper
  • 110 ml water

For the onion gravy:

  • 320 g onions peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsps veg oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 stock cube dissolved in 1.5 pints of hot water.
  • 1 dessertspoon flour self-raising
  • salt and black pepper

To Serve

  • 800 g potatoes as potato wedges
  • 320 g brussel sprouts


  • Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre, break the eggs into it and add some salt and pepper.
  • Put the milk and water in a jug, then, using an electric hand whisk, slowly begin to whisk the egg into the flour.
  • As you whisk, the flour around the edges will slowly be incorporated.
  • Then add the liquid gradually, stopping to scrape the flour into the mixture.
  • Whisk until the batter is smooth.
  • Place the sliced onions in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of the oil and the sugar and toss the onions around to get the lightest coating
  • Spread the onions on the baking tray.
  • Arrange the sausages in the roasting tin
  • Place the onions on a high shelf in the oven, with the sausages on a lower shelf.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the sausages from the oven but leave the onions in for a further 5 minutes they need to be darkened round the edges. When they are ready, remove them and leave to one side.
  • Click here to start a 10 minute timer
  • Click here to start a 5 minute timer
  • Now place the roasting tin containing the sausages on your hob on medium and add a tablespoon of oil.
  • When the tin is very hot and the oil is shimmering immediately pour the batter in all around the sausages.
  • Return the roasting tin to the oven, straightaway, this time on the highest shelf, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Click here to start a 30 minute timer
  • When the toad is ready, it should be well-risen, brown and crisp and the centre should look cooked and not too soft in the centre.

Onion Gravy

  • Add the garlic and mustard powder (if using) to the stock
  • Add the onions and stock to a saucepan.
  • Add the second teaspoon of oil, then, using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour.
  • Bring it up to simmering point and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Taste to check the seasoning, then serve.


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Nutrition Facts
toad in the hole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 942 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 1412mg61%
Potassium 1784mg51%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 879IU18%
Vitamin C 98mg119%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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