Mini Toad-in-the-Hole

Mini toad-in-the hole – A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

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Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

One thing you may not realise about me is that I’m a scatty cook. Yes, I cook nice food, but I’m absolutely shocking when it comes to following a recipe. This is especially true if I’m rushing when I tend to have a bit of a “chuck it in and that’ll do” attitude.

I should have shared this recipe last week, but I was having one of “those” days when I was supposed to take the photos and the resulting mini-toads were, well… a bit disappointing.

I’d made them several times before and they’d turned out perfectly, but I stopped following my own recipe and that’s when things started to go wrong. For starters I’d bought cumberland chipolatas rather than regular pork ones, these have a much higher fat content making my mini-toads greasy. Then, I forgot to put the oil into the oven to heat up, so I popped it in for about a minute and hoped for the best.

To cut a long story short, they were flat and disappointing, so I had to make them again a few days later (note – whilst they looked flat and disappointing we happily ate them up for lunch and they still tasted good). Even now these toads aren’t going to win any beauty contests (I guess they were called “toads” for a reason!) but they’re now just how they should be.

Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

One word of warning about these mini toad-in-the-holes is that I use less flour in my Yorkshire pudding batter recipe than I’ve found in a lot of other recipes. In my opinion this makes them much lighter, crispier and less stodgy than some of the others I’ve tasted. However, the light, puffed up batter sometimes leads to one or two bits of the sausage leaping out during cooking. It’s worth standing your muffin tins inside another baking tray to catch any escapees!

Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

Mini Toad-In-The-Hole

Mini toad-in-the hole – A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.
Active Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings (2 per person)

Ingredients

  • 12 pork chipolatas
  • 105 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml milk I use skimmed but any is fine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  • Add ¼ tsp of olive oil to each hole of a muffin tin (you need enough tins to have 12 holes) and put the tins into the oven to get the oil sizzling hot (about 10 mins).
  • Chop each of the 12 chipolatas into three roughly equal sized pieces.
  • Make the yorkshire pudding batter by adding the plain flour (105g) and 3 eggs to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Gradually add the milk (150ml) and whisk into the mixture, ensuring that each addition is fully combined before adding more.
  • Season with salt (I use about ¾ tsp).
  • Remove the tins with hot oil from the oven. Quickly (but carefully as it's extremely hot) add three pieces of chipolata to each hole and then pour over the batter mix distributing it evenly between the 12 holes.
  • Return the tins to the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until the yorkshire pudding is puffed up and crisp and the sausages are cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Notes

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Recipe Type: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Family Friendly Dinner
Have you tried this recipe?Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 243mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.3% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 5.1% | Iron: 10.5%
Any nutritional information shown is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

Free From/Suitable For…

The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.

  • Tree Nut-Free
  • Peanut-Free
  • Sesame-Free
  • Soya-Free
  • Fish-Free
  • Crustacean-Free
  • Mollusc-Free
  • Celery-Free
  • Mustard-Free
  • Lupin-Free

Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.

Mini toad-in-the hole - A delicious twist on my classic Yorkshire pudding recipe with a chipolata sausage hiding in each one. The perfect size for your little ones and grown-ups will love them too.


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20 Comments:

  1. I have just recently come across this recipe and love it! I followed the recipe exactly but have had a problem with them sticking to the tin, anything you could suggest to resolve this?

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’m not too sure as I don’t tend to have the same problem (they sometime stick a little but always come away easily with a little twist). How old is your tin? if it’s older it may have lost some of its non-stick properties.

  2. Thank you! After a number of failed attempts using an old recipe these worked brilliantly much to the delight of my children. I found it after a Google search and now I’m off to browse your other recipes!

    • I’d had a few failed attempts to which is what prompted me to figure a recipe I was happy with. I’m really glad it worked for you x

  3. Oh wow, love these! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  4. Looks yummy. I’ve also tried making mini ones with prawns as a variation #TastyTuesdays

  5. love toad in the hole (a Yorkshire lass born and bred so its a requirement haha). Love the styling of your photos #tastytuesday

    • Thanks Rebecca. I’m glad you like the pictures, toad-in-the-hole tastes soon good, but it’s rather ugly so it took a while to get it looking pretty.

  6. Love these! They are so cute!! My kids would definitely love them – what a great idea! Eb x

  7. Ooohhh Yum! I’ve just perfected gluten free yorkshire pud batter…. must post!

  8. Delicious! Nothing better in the colder months than a good Toad in the Hole! Yum!
    Angela x

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