sausage rolls

One of the best and easiest things to make are sausage rolls. So many people buy them from the supermarket to serve as finger food for parties but I don’t think people realise how easy it is to make them. And they taste out of this world!

Saying that, I use Jus-Rol ready-made puff pastry sheets as opposed to making my own which makes them even easier! You can buy sausage meat from the supermarket or you can use your favourite sausages. Just slit the skins of the sausages and pop the meat out. The beauty of this is that you can tailor the meat to the way you like it. You can add sage or onion or both. You can add sautéed leeks or finely chopped apple…anything you like. If I’m having a party, I like to make lots as they disappear pretty fast! For the party I had on Saturday night I made 100 as I had 25 people coming. They all disappeared.

All you need is sausage meat, puff pastry and some beaten egg.

Start by preheating the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Just unroll the pastry sheets and cut in half to give rectangular pieces of pastry.

Roll the sausage meat mixture into sausage shapes with your hands and lay along the centre of each rectangle. I personally like filling my sausage rolls with either wholegrain mustard or caramelised onions. For my party I think I did about 60 with mustard and 40 with the onions. The mustard ones always seem to go faster.

Then brush the edge with beaten egg and fold the pastry over. Press down to seal and trim any excess.

Cut each pastry roll into small sausage rolls or whatever size you prefer.

Pierce the top with a fork.

Then brush the tops of the sausage rolls with beaten egg and place the sausage rolls onto a baking tray.

Place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and golden and the sausage meat is completely cooked through.

sausage rolls
That’s it! So easy and so tasty. And everyone will love them! Oh and your kitchen will smell amazing.


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