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Toad in the hole recipe

Toad in the hole recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins
  • 445 calories / serving


  • 75g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml UHT milk
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 chipolatas
  • 4 sage leaves

For the gravy

  • 1 large Redmere Farms onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml (17fl oz) dry cider
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • peas, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 38%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.1g Protein 13.4g Fibre 3.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 8, 230ºC, fan 210ºC. To make the batter, put the flour, eggs and milk in a small blender with a pinch of salt and pepper and whizz until smooth.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tin on the hob and briefly brown the chipolatas, two in each hole. Pour the batter into the hot tin, around the chipolatas, and top each hole with a sage leaf. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the gravy. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for about 5 minutes until softened and golden brown. Stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute, then add the cider. Stir well, scraping up all the flour. Add both mustards and bring to the boil, and cook for a further 5 minutes until thickened. Season. Serve with the toad in the holes and some peas, if you like.

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