Well, it’s more like ‘Frogs in a Field’! My mum used to make this version of Toad in the Hole and it was one of my favourite meals as a child. Though it is based on the classic dish, there are a few added extras with one of the main differences being that I chop the sausages up which makes it really easy for children to eat.  We all like the stoggy part of a Yorkshire pudding, so I make this in a baking tray where the mixture is spread fairly thinly but you still get crispy edges and the sausage pieces crisp on top. If you want it more well-risen (and therefore more crispy/ less soggy Yorkshire), then put it all in a smaller dish where the mixture will be deeper and then rise. This recipe feeds 3 children.

Buzymum - Toad in the Hole with a Twist


  • 4 sausages, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 back bacon (or 4 streaky) rashers, diced
  • 1/2 a white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 pint milk
  • 4 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • Oil (sunflower, rape seed or vegetable will do)


  • Whizz the egg, milk and flour into a batter and set aside (all flours are different, if it seems too thick, add more milk)
  • Whack the oven up to as high as it will go- mine is 220C and a fan oven
  • Add a splash of oil to a baking tray and fry the onion gently until translucent
  • Add the bacon and sausages and fry for a further 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally (you can do this in a frying-pan, then transfer into the baking tray, but this way saves on washing-up!)

Buzymum - Onions, sausage and bacon frying

  • Add another glug of oil to the baking tray (enough to thinly coat the bottom of the tray) and place in the hot oven for 5 minutes
  • The oil will now be really hot so take care!
  • Remove the hot tray from the oven and pour over the batter mixture

Buzymum - Sausage, bacon and onion    Buzymum - Adding batter for Toad in the Hole

  • Place it back into the oven for 20 minutes
  • Serve with some steamed veg

Buzymum - Kids Toad in the Hole with a Twist


Previous recipes: Pop Chicken Nuggets, Chicken ‘Kinda’ Kiev  Crunchy Salmon Fishcakes, The Best BologneseQuick Spinach and Watercress Soup, Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake, Easy Bacon and Monkfish Risotto, Hake in a Cheesy SauceRoasted Vegetable Pasta SauceChinese SalmonChorizo and veg pasta & Homemade fish (or chicken) fingers.

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Toad in the Hole with a Twist
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