Toad in the hole


  • 10 Birketts Lincolnshire pork sausages
  • 1 onion, cut lengthways in big pieces
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 6oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ pint milk


  1. Heat oven to 220°C (fan oven 200°C).
  2. Grease a large oven proof baking dish.
  3. Put the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour the egg into it. Draw in the flour with a whisk and gradually add the milk.
  4. Gently fry the sausages for five minutes. Add the onions, apples and fry for a further five minutes until golden.
  5. Arrange the sausages, onions and apples in the baking dish.
  6. Pour the batter mixture over the sausages and cook for 30-40 minutes. The batter should be well risen and golden.

Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy.