Toad in the hole

toad in the hole

toad in the holeToad in the Hole is simply a Yorkshire Pudding mix with sausages placed in the batter before its cooked. I prefer to cook my sausages before I place them into the batter.

Follow the instructions for the Yorkshire Puddings, place the batter in a small roasting tin, gently position 8 sausages into the batter and follow instructions for baking, Serve with baked beans to which a few drops of tabasco sauce has been added.

To balance  this meal a fruit type dessert or alternatively a piece of fruit should be served.

Serves: 6

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup plain flour (sieve)
  • 1 cup eggs
  • 3-4 knob lard


  • Oven Temperature: 425ºF – 220ºC – Gas Mark 7 – Hot
  • Preheat the oven
  • Whisk eggs, flour and water together until they form a smooth batter. Leave for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile place the lard or oil between the 12 holes in the patty tin. Place in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven
  • Very quickly fill the patty tin with batter and place back into oven immediately. Cook for approx
  • 10 -15 minutes or until well risen and dark golden brown
  • Remove from oven leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, remove, keep warm, serve hot with roast beef
  • OR Fill with Beef and Horseradish cream, Turkey/Chicken and Cranberry Sauce or Pork and Apple Sauce
  • Tip: fill each patty hole to 3/4 full. Turn down the heat if the puddings are beginning to brown too much
  • Also delicious with sausages especially beef variety.