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Sausage Rolls!

Hubby swanned off the other day for a very lovely day at the cricket with my Dad and some friends (not that I am harbouring any grudges…;))

The day before he went, he was amassing the obligatory stockpile of food and announced he was going to make some sausage rolls. My response was very un Make Do and Mend like, and went something like “Really? Why? Why not just buy some?”
I know. I am ashamed.

Undeterred by his very grumpy wife, hubby trotted off to get some sausage meat having ascertained that we already had puff pastry in the freezer (I used to be quite scared of Puff Pastry, and have only very recently tried Nigella’s Rough Puff, which I would thoroughly recommend).

And they were AMAZING!!!

Perfect for picnics. And cricket matches….

This is what you need:

  • 500g good quality sausagemeat-no horses please…
  • Half a pack of Puff Pastry (or make your own Rough Puff-it is easy peasy)
  • A whole onion-peeled
  • An apple-peeled and cored
  • Handful sage leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten

This is what you do:

  • Whizz the onion and apple together in a blender and then squish together in a bowl with the sausagemeat using your hands to mix
  • Roll the pastry out on a floured surface to just bigger than A4 paper, and give it a bit of a bash with the roller to ‘knock the puff out of it a bit)
  • Cut in half lengthways and then cut across into strips about 5-10 cm wide (you should end up with about 14-16)
  • Put a ball of sausagemeat on each pastry piece and place a sage leaf on top
  • Use the beaten egg to brush along the sides and then ‘glue’ the edges together
  • Glaze the tops with the rest of the beaten egg
  • Put in the fridge to rest for half an hour
  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C
  • Take your sausage rolls out of the fridge and prick the tops with a fork, then bake for approx 25mins
  • If you can manage to leave them to cool for a moment before tasting, then you have more will-power than us!

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These are THE BEST sausage rolls I have ever had 🙂
A million miles away from the pale, flabby, excuse for a sausage roll that you can buy in the supermarket, AND you know exactly what has gone into them.

Enjoy 🙂

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  • Reply knittymummy June 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I make my own so I can sneak vegetables into them for the kids. Carrot and courgette work well, brocolli does not

    • Reply Jen June 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      What a great idea-will do this next time-thankyou!

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo June 14, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Wow these look and sound amazing, will certainly have to give them a go. Thanks for posting :o)

    • Reply Jen June 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

      No worries Jo!

  • Reply Hazel June 14, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Yum! I feel a batch for packed lunches coming on…

    • Reply Jen June 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Good idea-haven’t tried freezing them but I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to. Enjoy!

  • Reply Jo June 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for the rough puff pastry link. I am phasing plastic out of my kitchen, and was sad about no more puff pastry..

    • Reply Jen June 14, 2013 at 7:07 am

      It’s pretty easy-let me know how you get on!

  • Reply Hilary June 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    One mistake in the instructions.. Take out of fridge (not oven) and prick. Apart from that they look Delicious and as you say so much better than the pale ones from the shop!!

    • Reply Jen June 14, 2013 at 7:07 am


  • Reply Katrina Shaw June 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    They sound lovely. Hope a great time was had by all !! 🙂

    • Reply Jen June 14, 2013 at 7:07 am


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