Toad in The Hole (Sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding)

I made this dish recently its a traditional British dish and one of my childhood favorites, I always order it when I see it on the menu back home. Its basically sausages cooked in yorkshire pudding. No one really knows the exact origin of the strange name could be that the sausages look like toads peaking out out a hole, thats what I thought as a child. 

  • one pack of your favorite sausages
  • some gravy about a cup
  • 4-5 small potatoes to make mashed potatoes
  • a knob of butter to add to mashed potatoes
  • a little milk for mashing potatoes
  • 4 oz of plain flour
  • a pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • about 1-2 cups of milk
  • one egg

  1. heat the oven to 350 add the sausages with a little olive oil and onion and bake for 30 minutes
  2. meanwhile boil the potatoes and mash
  3. for the yorkshire pudding mix the flour, milk and egg with a dash of salt until you get a pancake like batter
  4. then remove the sausages from the oven and add the yorkshire pudding mix to the oven proof dish and bake a further 25-30 minutes
  5. serve with vegetables, mashed potatoes and vegetables
What's the strangest name of a dish you have heard of?

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  1. Love the name of this dish. Maybe someone should create a dish called 'tadpole-in-the hole'...haha. I had tried it before. I like it especially with lots of gravy poured over it.

  2. I love the down-home comfort of this and adore the name. I get a big kick out of pasta names like "priest stranglers."

  3. I have yet to get this dish "just right" - yours looks wonderful.

  4. Everytime I try Yorshire pudding, I mess something up. You are giving me the courage to try again!

  5. I love Yorkshire pudding and with the sausages it looks even better. I always thought Yorkshire pudding was actually some type of pudding until I worked with a girl from England who introduced me to what it actually was:)

  6. what a fun dish, i've never had anything like this!

  7. The name of this just makes me smile!

  8. this is one of my favourite comfort foods... delicious!

  9. This dish always makes me think of Wind in the Willows! Fun post.

  10. confort food at its best. Some things we love because of the associated memories and some for the taste. My guess is this dish meets both criteria.

  11. Nice Video and I love Toads in a hole along with bangers and mash and PROPER fish and chips! Nocely done!

  12. Hi, I tried making toad in hole but just didnt like the batter, maybe should try your recipe

  13. Love Yorkshire pudding! I ate it in PA earlier this month. Definitely carb-y comfort food at its best!

  14. So yummy and comforting!

  15. Yum, sounds absolutely delicious!

  16. This looks delicious; perfect comfort food that I have to try! Love the name of it!

  17. This looks great! I would gladly eat this for breakfast any day of the week :)

  18. This looks delicious Rebecca. I bet little Jasmiine loves it.

    Have a great weekend.

  19. Toad in the hole very unique interesting name for this delicious comfy dish!

  20. This is a classic! I love toad in the hole. Yum!

  21. I heard lot about yorkshire pudding, this one looks delicious.

  22. That sounds like an amazing meal..lovely name :)

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  23. Mary he he that would be fun
    Jose thanks
    Claudia oh thats a cool name
    brownieville girl hope it works for u hugs
    angela u can do it
    Raina thats cool my Gran is from there
    teresa :-)
    Belinda :-)
    Dom thanks for visiting
    Beth I need to get those books
    Lauren yep
    Doc thanks so much
    Nammi oh no worries
    the food hound so true
    5 star foodie thanks
    emily thanks
    pam he he me too
    Victoria :-)
    Nutmeg nanny he he fun idea
    Kim yep
    alwaysawinner the Brits have funny names for food
    Michael oh i agree
    swathi thanks
    api thanks

  24. This is interesting!!!Sounds wonderful! I would love to try it!

  25. so thats what a toad in a hole is! ive only ever heard of it but never knew what it was hehe.

    btw i just saw ur post with the yummy split pea soup you made and left u a comment :) XOXO

  26. thanks Erica hope you like it
    Kelsey thanks so much for teaching me the pea soup now your know toad in the hole he he

  27. This is the type of meal that would only last seconds in my house!

  28. I actually adore the name of this dish. Can't help but make me smile. Your version looks delicious!

  29. The name of this dish does make it pretty fun. How can you say no to a toad?

  30. ha, I haven't heard of this dish before!

  31. tasteof beirut he he
    Joanne thanks so much
    the duo dishes he he thats right
    simply life oh thats nice that I taught ya!

  32. Oh, I've always wanted to make Yorkshire Pudding! And with little sausages...sounds like a great breakie!! :D

  33. What a great recipe! Looks like a warm, hearty dinner to me! ;)

  34. girlichef can't wait to see yours
    sook thanks

  35. I feel toad in the hole is as strange as it gets (but kinda cute no?) I love yorkshire pudding so sticking a sausage in it must be even better! Been wanting to make this for a while... looks so good!

  36. What an adorable name and lovely recipe...Really perfect for the colder weather :)


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