No toads in this recipe. Just good bangers and batter pudding. It's all about personal taste, whilst the original was probably made with pork sausages, if you prefer smoked alligator sausages, make it with them instead!

This recipe is based on the batter recipe from Delia Smith's famous cookbook so has been proven time and again.

Toad in the hole
Toad in the hole served with baked beans
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:105
Ready in:40 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

Best recipe review

My favourite!


Just the best meal. Even better with lashings of OK sauce!

The Judge


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  1. Place a roasting tin in the oven and preheat 220° C (425° F - gas 7)
  2. Fry the onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, in a frying pan for 4 minutes until the onions are soft.
  3. Partially cook the sausages by frying in the same pan together with the onions for another 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile add the remaining ingredients to a food processor and blitz until you have a smooth batter
  5. There should be enough fat from the sausages for the batter, if not, add a tablespoon of oil.
  6. Arrange the sausages and onions evenly in the tray and carefully heat the pan on the top of the oven for a 30 seconds so the oil bubbles then pour the batter mix over the sausages
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 220° C (425° F - gas 7) on the highest shelf in the oven until risen

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with mashed potatoes, baked beans and brown sauce.

Chef's notes

I'm always trying to improve recipes, this one included. Originally I used the smaller Le Creuset cast iron rectangular dish but have had better luck using a large roasting tray. I guess more room makes for a thinner batter which gets hotter and rises better. The original results can be seen on the comments page.

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