Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sausages nestling in fluffy, golden, crisp Yorkshire pudding, served with hot onion gravy--one of my favourite traditional English recipes, a fantastic winter warmer and (especially if served with buttery mashed potato) real comfort food! I make this regularly in winter, though there's nothing stopping me fancying it in summer too! Can also be made into little individual sizes using cocktail sausages for the 'toads'. great for kids!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 100 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 -12 thick good quality sausages
  • 25 g lard (or oil) or 25 g drippings (or oil)


  1. First place the fat and sausages into a large roasting tin or other oven-proof dish.
  2. Cook in a hot oven for 30-40 minutes, shaking occasionally to turn the sausages.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the batter. Make a well in the sifted flour and salt, add the egg and a some of the milk and mix to make a smooth paste.
  4. Gradually whisk in the rest of the milk to give a smooth batter with the consistency of double cream.
  5. Allow this to stand until sausages are cooked.
  6. Take out the tin with the sausages, arrange the sausages so that they are spread evenly in the tin.
  7. Quickly pour on the batter and return to the oven, cook for 30-40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with onion gravy (made by slowly caramelising 3 large sliced onions in a frying pan with a little oil and then adding beef stock and red wine, reducing for 20 minutes and then thickening with cornflour and water) a green vegetable and boiled or mashed potatoes.
Most Helpful

Excellent. I set my oven for 450, heat up the oil first, added the sausages and cooked them for just 10 mins. Poured in the batter and cooked for a further 30 mins. Came out great. I definitely think the trick to this dish is a metal tin. Glass is ok, but to maintain the type of temp you need, go with metal.

Scotland October 11, 2009

My Fiance's words were "Perfect! Make it just like this again!" That is a HUGE compliment from the man who never likes anything! I added in 1/2 tsp of cayenne and lemon pepper for some zing and loved that. I used a 9 x 13 pan but found it a bit flat. Next time, I will use the cake pan that is slightly smaller (10 x 8 or something). I set my oven temp to 400° and that seemed to work perfectly. I only had 4 large sausages and I cut them into slices instead of leaving whole. I know it isn't "traditional" but it helped to spread it around. This will be my regular recipe from now on. Thanks so much for sharing!

Saturn July 09, 2007