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This Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole is total British family classic. Easy to make with a quick batter made in the blender and no resting time.
What is Toad in the Hole?
Toad in the Hole is a classic British recipe of sausages baked in a glorious Yorkshire pudding. Traditionally served with a thick rich gravy.
What makes this Toad in the Hole so good?
- It’s an easy dinner. Put the sausages in the oven in a large dish, halfway through their cooking you can pour in the batter. That’s it – done!
- You can make this batter in the blender in 2 minutes.
- No resting time is needed
- The Yorkshire pudding rises high with a crisp exterior and a slightly chewy doughy middle.
What gluten-free flours do we need?
- White Rice Flour – this flour makes your Yorkshire pudding crisp light and airy.
- Tapioca Flour – we need this flour to give the Yorkshire pudding a little more substance. There is nothing worse than a Yorkshire which is just a hollow puff. Plus the tapioca flour makes it bake up a glorious golden brown.
What else do we need?
- Sausages – Your Toad in a Hole is only as good as your sausages. Try and get good thick pork ones from your local butcher.
- Free Range Eggs – use medium eggs and the best quality you can find. Your Yorkshire Pudding will really thank you for it!
- Milk – you can use whole milk or a non-dairy option if you need to.
- Dijon Mustard – you can experiment with the mustard. It’s essential for taste and Dijon is the most family friendly. However, honey mustard is something a bit special or English mustard is also great if you’re happy with the extra heat. You could also add an extra teaspoon if you love your mustard.
- Oil - I shy away from vegetable oil but use a mild and light olive oil for all my general cooking. What also works really great here though is ghee if you have it in for an incredibly buttery taste.
How do you make Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole?
- Pour the oil into a large baking dish and drop in the sausages. Roast for 15 minutes.
- Pour the milk, eggs, Dijon and salt into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the roasting dish and bake for 25 minutes.
- The toad in the hole should be crisp and have risen gallantly. Serve immediately.
How many people does this serve?
The recipe below can serve 4 adults who will probably want 2 sausages each. However, we serve it for our family of 6 as the littles only need 1 sausage each.
If you would like your Toad to serve more people then you can add more sausages into the dish (I have made this with up to 12 sausages before).
TIP: Don’t increase the Yorkshire pudding batter though as it won’t cook properly and goes too stodgy.
What do you serve it with?
A good homemade gravy is essential!
READ MORE >>> Gluten-Free Gravy Recipe
You can serve the Toad in the Hole as it is with a generous portion of the Yorkshire pudding if you are serving for 4 people. With lots of freshly steamed vegetables to accompany it.
However you can eek out the portions by also serving it with a side of buttery mashed potato.
Other great side dishes for your Toad in the Hole
Can I make it dairy-free?
Yes you can. Just substitute the whole milk for any non-dairy milk of your choice.
Can you re-heat it?
You can. Re-heat for 15 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 220C/200 fan. The outside of the Yorkshire Pudding goes even crispier on a second blast in the oven but the interior does get a little drier.
Can I freeze it?
This isn’t a great recipe to freeze, I wouldn’t recommend it.
I urge you to give this Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole a try. If you do then please leave a comment below and give the recipe a rating which helps others find the recipe on Google. If you then go on to use this recipe as a launch pad for your own culinary creation then I’d also love it if you’d share it and tag me on Instagram. It is so lovely for me to see your versions and variations of my recipes.
Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole
- 8 pork sausages
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 225 ml whole milk
- 3 eggs - medium
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 90 g white rice flour
- 90 g tapioca flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C /200°C fan / gas mark 6.
- Pour the oil into a large roasting dish, brushing it up the sides of the dish. Drop in the sausages and roast for 20 minutes.
- Pour the milk, eggs, Dijon mustard, flours and salt into a blender and blend for a minute until smooth.
- Remove the roasting dish from the oven.
- Pour the batter into the roasting dish among the sausages.
- Place the roasting dish back into the oven and cook for a further 25 minutes.
- The Toad in the Hole should be crisp and have risen gallantly. Serve immediately with homemade gravy.
- You don't have to use a blender for the batter, you can whisk together in a large mixing bowl.
- Use good quality thick pork sausages.
- You can make the recipe dairy-free by using non-dairy milk for the batter.
- This is a very generous serving for 4 people. To make the recipe for more people simply add more sausages. Do not alter the quantity of batter. Serve with extra vegetables and buttery mashed potato if needed.
- Click here for Homemade Gluten-Free Gravy Recipe