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Ever since Callum was diagnosed, and confirmed as having egg allergy (amongst all the others), I've struggled to find a recipe for 'toad in the hole' that actually works.

Toad in the hole

Jon loves the dish, and it is a firm family favourite! I've been having to make it for the family, and then keeping sausages separate for Callum to ensure he doesn't get an allergic reaction. So the poor boy has been totally missing out!

Not any more!!!

I've finally been able to get hold of Orgran egg replacer.

It's fab, and really is a good substitute. I tested it in cake, and while the end result is slightly firmer than if you use real egg, it certainly is perfectly acceptable.

When it comes to batter recipes, they advise not to use it, as it doesn't have any flavour - and the point of the eggs in batter, apart from binding everything together, is the flavour they bring to the dish.

After a bit of trial and error, and tweaking my normal recipe, I've managed to come up with such a good substitute, even my father-in-law was fooled into thinking I'd used normal eggs! Callum absolutely loved it, and was so happy that he got to have exactly the same as everyone else!

You will need

  • 1 pack of sausages (whichever brand suits your needs allergen wise)
  • 1 pack of lardons
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 150g flour (whichever brand suits your needs allergen wise)
  • 300ml milk (this works with dairy free substitutes such as Oatly, Koko, Alpro etc)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • Egg replacer (equivalent to 2 eggs)


Preheat the oven to 220c, and place the sausages and lardons in a roasting tray with some olive oil.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. (You can make the batter during this time)

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, and turmeric and stir until well combined. Add the egg replacer, and the milk a little bit at a time, whisking well after each addition until all the liquid has been mixed in.

Remove the roasting tray with the sausages from the oven, pour over the batter, and return to the oven to bake for a further 30-35 minutes, or until the batter appears golden in colour and crispy.

Remove from the oven and serve with vegetables and gravy.



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