“Toad in the hole is one of those British dishes with a name that make most outsiders giggle. Really though it is just sausages baked into a batter - yummy. These are a tiny bite sized version much like pigs in a blanket.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 3 fluid ounces milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 23 ounces plain flour, sifted
  • 12 cocktail franks
  • ketchup, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put a generous half-teaspoonful of sunflower oil in the bottom of each cup of a deep 12-hole mini muffin pan set on a baking tray.
  3. Pour the milk into a jug, add the egg, flour and a pinch of salt and whisk everything together with a hand blender or wire whisk until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Put the muffin pan in the oven for a minute or so until the oil is very hot.
  5. Carefully remove from the oven and quickly fill the cups just under two-thirds full (this may not seem enough batter, but they puff up in the oven).
  6. Drop a sausage into each cup and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, well risen and crisp.
  7. Serve with ketchup.

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