Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Toad In The Hole

Toad In The Hole ticks a lot of boxes for busy families. I loved this meal as a child and it’s stood the test of time – all my children (even Mia – I use veggie sausages for her) love this meal.

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour

Difficulty: easy




For the toad in the hole:
8 Cumberland sausages
For the batter:
4 eggs
225g plain flour
300ml milk
1/2 tsp salt

For the onion gravy:
1 large onion sliced
1 tsp English Mustard
1 tsp plain flour
300ml beef stock

For the Savoy cabbage
1 Savoy cabbage shredded
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
10 grinds black pepper
100ml water

Heat your oven to 220 degrees (200 fan) I used the hot oven of my Aga.
Add your oil and sausages to an oven proof pan or tray and colour all over on a high heat for 5 minutes.

Whisk together all the batter ingredients until smooth.

Pour the batter over the sausages and put the pan in the oven for 40 minutes.

Add the sliced onions & 1/2 tsp salt to a pan with 1 tbsp oil. Put on a low heat and colour for 15-20 minutes. Stir in the mustard and flour then add the stock. Simmer until needed.

For the Savoy cabbage add everything to a saucepan, bring to a simmer and put a lid on the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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