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Cooking Explained: Toad in the Hole
This collection provides a step by step guide to cooking Toad in the Hole. It explains how to weigh and measure the ingredients, cooking techniques and terms and provides an online timer to help with cooking times.
Let's make Toad in the hole
We will explain each step required to make toad in the hole. Click on the image to open the recipe and instructions in a new window.
Step 1 part 1: Weighing flour
To weigh the flour we need to know what 115g means. Watch this video.
Step 1 part 2: Weighing flour
Watch the video to see how to read weighing scales.
Weigh the flour put into a bowl.
Add salt and pepper.
For more help on weighing look at the resources after the recipe instructions.
Step 2 part 1: Measuring the milk
To measure the milk we need to know what 300mls means. Watch the video.
Step 2 part 2: Measuring the milk
Watch the video to see how to read the scale on a measuring jug.
Measure 300mls of milk.
You'll find more video help on understanding liquid measurements at the end.
Step 2 and 3: How to make batter
This video shows you how to make batter for Yorkshire puddings; this is the same method needed for toad in the hole. You already have the right amount of flour in the bowl, use 4 eggs and the milk you have just measured out.
Once made cover and put in the fridge.
Step 4 part 1: Preheat the Oven
Before you cook something, you need to heat the oven to the right temperature.
This is very important for toad in the hole or your batter might not rise properly.
This website explains how to get your oven ready to cook food.
Step 4 part 2: Turn on the oven
An eIectric oven needs you to set up two dials.
You need to set one dial to say which oven function you are using. Set the dial to
Upper and lower heating elements. Find out what the symbols look like on this website.
Step 5 part 1: Brown the sausages
Browning is a cooking technique. The BBC website will tell you more about this technique.
Step 5 part 2: What is a tbsp?
A tbsp is a tablespoon. To see what a tablespoon looks like have a look at the picture.
You need 2 tbsp of mustard to spread on your sausages.
Step 6: Heat ovenproof dish
Put 2 tbsp of oil in the ovenproof dish and then heat it in the oven for 5 minutes. Use this online timer.
Step 7: Cook Toad in the hole
With oven gloves carefully take the oven proof dish out of the oven.
Add the sausages and the batter.
Return to the oven and cook for 35 minutes. Use this timer.
Step 8: Season and eat
This website will tell you what the cooking term
More help understanding weight measures
Watch this video if you need more help understanding weight measures.
More help understanding liquid measures.
Watch this video if you want more help understanding liquid measures.
More help understanding temperature
This interactive thermometer explains what different temperatures mean in everyday life.