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Toad In The Hole - Frugal Living & Delicious Food on a Budget


We've been living the #frugal #life for the past 6 months now, after deciding that we were spending far too much of our hard earned cash on overly expensive food, from rip off supermarkets and local shops.

I love to cook, and am the head-chef in our house as well as doing the wekkly 'Friday Big Shop' at Aldi. I work full time at a Special Educational Needs school during the week, and rarely get a chance to muster something yummy up of an evening, but I always cook for my little family on a Sunday.


A firm favourite that I cook as voted for by my better half and my kids, is the good ole' British favourite
'Toad In The Hole'

Now, to my non-British cousins here, this meal possibly sounds like a weird dish that 'The Twits' would make! But rest assured, it's a delicious and bellyfilling experience that you need to try.


Here's the ingredients and method for you to try, they are loads of recipes online, but I've adapted my own and it works a treat every time! so trust me folks!

Cost breakdown - In GBP ££
All In Ingredients are from Aldi -

8 Cumberland Sausages (72% pork) - £1.39
Plain Flour - 45p 2kg (bulk buy which lasts for weeks)
6 Large Free range Eggs - 89p
Olive Oil - 1l - £2.29
Semi-Skimmed Milk 6 pint - £1.48 (best to buy a large jug in our house @meesterboom
Salt and Pepper - £1.00 together

Preparation time -30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time - 30 mins to 1 hour

Serves - 2 children & 2 Adults

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
The hotter the better, which will really help that batter rise!

You will need this equipment

A rectangular glass oven dish (I find that the batter doesn't stick as much with these)
Weighing scales
a whisk
a measuring Jug with ml/fl oz
And a preheated oven at 200c/400f (Moderatley hot)

Ingredients -

4 eggs
140g/5oz - Plain flour
200ml/7fl oz - Semi- skimmed milk
1 pinch of - Salt and Ground black pepper
8 good quality - Pork sausages
3 tbsp - Olive oil

Optional extra - Dried Mixed herbs and onions.


  1. Here's how to make the batter - sift the plain flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the salt and pepper for seasoning.
  1. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack in the eggs. Using a wooden spoon, gradually beat the eggs into the flour then slowly beat in the milk until the batter is the consistency of double cream.

  1. Stir in the mixed herbs, cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  1. Place the sauasages in the dish, drizzle with olive oil and pop into the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
    I like to prick holes in them to let the fat out, this will help with the non-sticking process.
  1. Pour the batter over the hot sausages in the oven dish and Immediately return to the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes or until well-risen and golden-brown.

  1. I like serve it with diffent veg each week so today I chose some delicious new potatoes and garden peas, with thick good ole' Bisto Best gravy!
    I also like some hot English mustard on the side for the sausages and mint sauce on the peas.

Straight from the oven! the aromas are mouthwaterngly incredible...I bet you wish you had smellavision!

7. And Most Importantly...ENJOY!!!

I hope you enjoyed my very first cooking blog post, and that you're rushing off to the kitchen right now to cook up this classic 'Great British' favourite!

Happy cooking and eating folks


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Sausage baked inside of bread...I'm so in. This looks delicious and easy! I'm gonna have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing it.


Thanks @llfarms
It's something that us Brits call Yorkshire Pudding which is like a batter mixture.
Post your pic under this post when you've made it!


Yes, I'm sorry, yorkshire pudding...much better than bread. It looks amazing and I always wondered how they made yorkshire pudding. Thank you for this!

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OMG, I am now hungry again, and I have only just polished off my sunday roast dinner (with yorkshire puddings obvs ;)) This looks great! You can't beat belly filling budget food and this recipie is defo one of my favorites


Glad it made you hungry again! ha! it was delish!!
The hot English mustard and mint sauce was a great add on!!

omg bro... now I'm hungry ! What did you do to me?!!! hahaha , i'ma have to try something like this then!


Ha ha! It worked then bro!!
It's a simple recipe man! post a pic in this post when you've made it!!
I have faith in your Ninja Chef skills!

Wow, talk about your comfort food! I may have to try an Across the Pond version of this (mint sauce on peas? Interesting) in the very near future. When I do, I'll be sure to shout out to you and your recipe. Maybe you should start a Steemit Recipe Club... LOL! 😊


Thanks Traci
I should start a weekly British Food blog post for you guys across the pond!!
Introducing you to some good ole' hearty recipes!


That's a wicked cool idea! I've already re-created @jaynie's so simple even I could do it extremely complex South African recipe for bacon wrapped chicken. I'd love to add more international recipes to my quick and easy so I have time to play on Steemit repertoire!

I love Aldi and love being frugal. Will try this out one day for the little ones :)


Welcome fellow Frugalism!
Aldi is great isn't it?
Their Specially Selected range is brilliant!
Thanks for checking out my post!
Frugalism is the best!

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