Autumnal Toad in the Hole

Sausages baked inside a giant Yorkshire pudding! No wonder toad in the hole is a traditional family favourite, and this recipe also contains an autumnal twist in the form of baked apples that adds a sweetness to the dish.


  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 6 sausages


  1. Begin by combing the flour and a pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in the beaten egg, along with a splash of milk and beat gently with the whisk attachment, gradually adding more milk as you go.
  2. Heat your oven to 220°C / 200°C fan / Gas Mark 7, and grease an ovenproof dish with a little oil. Lay the onion, apple and sausage in the tray and season. Pop the dish in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, until the apple and onion have softened.
  3. Pour over the batter and cook for a further 30-40 minutes, until well-risen and golden.

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