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Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

The British batter pudding, Toad in the Hole, used to be made with all sorts of meat as it was a good way of making a little go a long way. Today, it is most familiar made with sausages, baked in a large dish. This version makes individual sausage and onion puddings. Taken from the Around Britain Cookbook.

Toad in the Hole


Plain flour 110g (4oz)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dried thyme 1 tsp

Egg 1

Milk 300ml (1⁄2 pint)

Onion 1

Good quality thick beef sausages 8

Olive oil 1 tbsp



Sift the flour with 1⁄2 tsp salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the thyme, egg and a quarter of the milk. Gently mix the flour into the liquid. Gradually whisk in the remaining milk to form a smooth batter. Transfer to a jug and let stand for 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Peel and slice the onion. Arrange in the large Yorkshire pudding tins (each tin usually has four indents) and put the sausages on top. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.


Turn the sausages over, stir the batter and pour over. Stand on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for a further 15–20 minutes until risen, crisp and golden.


To serve, place the puddings on warm serving plates and pile high with accompanying vegetables. Serve with a rich beef and onion gravy and a good dollop of horseradish sauce. Note: the batter will sink down on standing.

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    • Jude holt
    • 21/02/2021

    You can use vegetarian sausages.

    • Mary D
    • 12/07/2020

    I’m puzzled by this recipe being tagged as Vegetarian in the Categories, has there been a mistake?

      • Dairy Diary team
      • 13/07/2020

      Thanks for bringing that to our attention Mary.

      To err is to be human!

    • Rose Shields
    • 12/07/2020

    I think this recipe is great.

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