Camp Fire Recipe: All in One Breakfast-Toad in a Hole

When I was going up, a Toad in a Hole was a piece of bread that had a hole in the middle with an egg cracked into it. The egg was cooked to the degree by which the person desired but there is another version of this dish and it is British. I never was aware of this until I had a British friend go camping with me.

Well, the morning started out wonderful. We both woke up bright and early. I prepare the fire, put the coffee on and asked if he wanted a Toad in a Hole. Well yes, he stated. I noticed he kind of looked at me a little strange. He finally said, I did not know you knew how to fix this dish. Well, a course, it is not brain science. Hummmm. As you can image, my Toad in a Hole was different than his. I will not go into how he took to my Toad in the Hold. I will leave that up to you to imagine but below is his British version of the Toad in a Hole.

Camp Fire Recipe:  All in One Breakfast-Toad in a Hole


6 nice plump sausages, not the precooked

2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil

¾ cup of all purpose flour

½ teaspoon of salt

¾ cup of whole milk

1 Tablespoon of water

2 eggs


  1. Prepare the coals by first building a fire.
  2. While the coals are heating up, place the flour and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Mix.
  3. In a smaller bowl, crack eggs and beat until fluffy.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture, add the milk and water slowly. Stir.
  5. Pour eggs into the flour mixture and beat until you begin to see bubbles appear.
  6. Put the mixture in a cooler of ice for 30 minutes.
  7. Place oil in a 12 inch Dutch oven and snuggle it into some of the prepared coals in the fire.
  8. Add sausages and brown them on one side.
  9. Once browned, flip the sausages over and place lid on the 12 inch Dutch oven.
  10. Cover the lid with prepared coals and allow to heat up for 10 minutes.
  11. After the time has passed, spread out the coals on the bottom into a circle.
  12. Remove the batter from the cooler and beat again.
  13. Carefully take the lid off the Dutch oven. Pour the batter on top of the sausage.
  14. Place the lid back on and add more prepared coals if needed.
  15. Cook for 15 minutes.
  16. To keep the Dutch oven at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit, remove some the prepared coals.
  17. Continue to cook for 25 minutes more. Once this time has passed, remove the lid and check the doneness of the dough by poking it with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then it is done. If it comes up with dough on it then continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  18. After it is done, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the fire.

Serve as you would like.