Follow this recipe for how to make toad-in-the-hole, then check out our rosemary toad-in-the-hole, chorizo toad-in-the-hole, sweet potato toad-in-the-hole and mustard toad-in- the-hole. Use up any leftover batter with our yorkshire puddings or yorkshire pudding wrap.

How to make toad-in-the hole batter

  • Our classic toad-in-the-hole recipe uses a simple batter which is flavoured with thyme.
  • To make this, you first need to combine the flour and mustard powder in a bowl along with a pinch of salt.
  • Then, whisk in the eggs and milk gradually so that you have a smooth batter. Adding too much liquid at once will lead to lumps in the mixture.


  • 150g plain flour
  • 3 tsp English mustard powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves stripped
  • 8 fat ones pork sausages
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil


  • STEP 1

    To make the batter, mix the flour and mustard powder in a bowl with a good pinch of salt. Gradually whisk in the eggs and milk until you have a smooth batter. Mix in the thyme.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Fry the sausages in the oil until golden brown. Put the sausages and any oil in the bottom of an ovenproof dish (you’ll need one where you can arrange the sausages evenly with enough space between them for the batter to rise).

  • STEP 3

    Put the dish in the oven for 5 minutes to heat. Give the batter another whisk then pour into the hot dish. Put straight back in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until puffed, browned and crisp.

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