Vegetable Toad in the Hole

This traditional English pub dish is usually made with sausages baked into a Yorkshire pudding batter, but blogger Marte Marie Forsberg makes her delightful version with fresh vegetables and herbs instead. Slideshow: More Brunch Recipes 

Vegetable Toad-in-the-Hole
Photo: © Marte Marie Forsberg
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • Sea salt

  • 2 small carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges 

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 2 ounces haricots verts or thin green beans

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

  • Pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, flour, 2 tablespoons of the mustard, 1 tablespoon of the oil and a generous pinch of salt. Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400°. Set a steamer basket in a medium saucepan filled with 1 inch of water. Add the carrots, cover and steam over high heat until just tender, about 4 minutes.

  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to a 9-inch-square baking pan and heat in the oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the onion just starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the haricots verts and cook, stirring, until the onion is lightly browned and the beans are just softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the carrots, tomatoes, basil, thyme, rosemary and the remaining 1 teaspoon of mustard and cook, stirring, until hot, about 1 minute. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.

  5. Pour the batter evenly into the hot pan and scatter the vegetable mixture on top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned. Cut into squares and serve.

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