Toad in the Hole 1 Cup Recipe, Easy!

Toad In The Hole 1 Cup Recipe

This Toad in the Hole 1 cup recipe is an easy way to make the Toad in the Hole batter if you’ve no way of weighing out the ingredients, or you want an easy recipe you can remember!

Toad in the Hole is made with a standard Yorkshire pudding batter, which is then added to sausages so they cook together in the same dish.

You just need one cup of the three essential ingredients to make the batter.  This recipe serves 1-2.

Toad in the Hole 1 Cup Recipe: 

  • 1 cup of plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of eggs – which is 1-2 eggs depending on the size (or just use the largest egg you have)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 Sausages, ½lb, or 225 grams


  1. Make the toad in the hole batter with 1 cup of flour, the pinch of salt and your egg – beat the egg into the flour, then add half the milk and beat it until it’s smooth. Continue to add the milk, beating as you go, until your batter is smooth.
  2. Let the batter rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  If you really can’t wait, then you can use the batter immediately, it just won’t be “the best” you could’ve made!
  3. Place the sausages in an ovenproof dish – ideally they need to have space around them, so not touching.  Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or so at 200°C, turning them over half way so they’re a little browned on the outside and are pre-cooked.
    Food Cheats Alternative 1: You can microwave your sausages instead if you wish, just spread them out in a microwave dish and microwave on full power (800 watts) for 2+1½ minutes.
    Food Cheats Alternative 2: Buy ready cooked sausages and either microwave them for 1-2 minutes, or put them in the oven dish and bake for 5 minutes to warm them through.
  4. Pour the batter over the sausages and bake for 20-25 minutes.  You should be able to see it rising at the sides very quickly.


  • You can use a milk/water mix if you’re short on milk, even as far as half and half of each – although this advice really applies mostly to full fat milk (blue topped bottles) as skimmed and semi skimmed milk are already a little thin.
  • Some people prefer to microwave the sausages for toad in the hole because they find the extended cooking time means their sausages brown too much for their personal taste.
  • You can add other flavours, such as herbs, to the Yorkshire pudding batter mix, or grating apple into the sausages.  The pudding is likely to not rise so much when you add extra ingredients into the mix, but it’ll still taste yummy!
  • You can alter whether your Yorkshire pudding is dry and crispy, or a thick stodgy batter consistency, by changing how much milk you put in it and how much you beat it.  Personally, I LOVE a deep stodgy batter base!
  • Toad in the hole is traditionally made by baking the sausages into the pudding batter – but there’s nothing to say you can’t cook your sausages separately to the Yorkshire pudding and just call it toad in the hole!

Serve Toad in the Hole With: 

Here are some ideas on what to serve with your toad in the hole:

  • Mashed potatoes and baked beans
  • Onion gravy, mashed potatoes and peas
  • Just serve it with a second slice!