This all-time British classic is simple and comforting and perfect for a fuss-free family dinner.


  • 6 sausages or 12 chipolatas

  • 100g plain flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 300 ml Milk

  • 10g butter, melted

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

  • Olive oil

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  • 1.

    Preheat an oven to 220’C

  • 2.

    Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl, make a well in the centre and add the eggs

  • 3.

    Whisk continuously drawing the flour in from the sides of the bowl, add the milk in gradually while whisking

  • 4.

    Add the cool melted butter

  • 5.

    Put the sausages in a 20 x 30cm roasting tin with a drizzle of olive oil then bake for 15-20 minutes until browned

  • 6.

    Remove the roasting tin from the oven – be careful as the fat should be sizzling hot (this is what we want to make our batter rise). Pour in the batter mix, add a few sprigs of thyme and cook on the top shelf of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until risen and golden

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