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Cheat's toad-in-the-hole recipe

Cheat's toad-in-the-hole recipe

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This speedy and easy version of toad-in-the-hole uses quick-cook chipolata sausages and pancake mix for the batter. It's a great way to get a satisfying and hearty dinner on the table in 35 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 452 calories / serving


  • 8 chipolata sausages, separated
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 155g bottle pancake shaker mix
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 180g pack curly kale
  • 350g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 heaped tsp onion gravy granules

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    7g 35%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.7g Protein 22.1g Fibre 5.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Gently pinch the middle of each sausage, then twist and cut to make 16 smaller sausages. Divide the oil between 8 holes of a nonstick muffin tin and tilt the tin to make sure the holes are covered evenly. Divide the sausages between the holes and bake for 12 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, shake the bottle of pancake shaker mix to loosen. Pour in the beaten egg and 200ml cold water. Replace the cap and shake the bottle for 2 mins or until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove the sausages from the oven and increase the heat to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Gently shake the tin to move the sausages around a little, then pour the batter equally into the 8 holes so the sausages just poke through the top. Return to the oven and bake for 15-17 mins until puffed up and golden (do not open the oven door before this).
  4. Meanwhile, simmer the kale in a pan of boiling water for 6 mins, adding the broccoli after 2 mins. Drain. Put the gravy granules in a measuring jug and add 280ml boiling water. Whisk for 1 min or until smooth. Serve with the mini toad-in-the-holes, kale and broccoli.

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