I am going to get this right if it kills me. Toad in the hole is supposed to be a simple little dish of batter pudding, with sausages embedded in it. But try as I might if it rises it doesn't brown evenly, or it just doesn't rise, or my dish is too big so the batter doesn't fill it properly.
Still tastes good though. I use nice, meaty sausages, and embed chunks of black pudding and onion into it as well. Even dodgy batter soaks up gravy nicely.