Adapted from Delia's recipe (deliaonline.com)
A few notes:
- These are great to have in the freezer, made up but not cooked, because you can just whack them in the oven, cook from frozen, and you have homemade sausage rolls in half an hour.
- As I said here, using good, shop bought butter puff pastry should not really be considered a cheat, so feel free to do that...and these will come together in no time at all.
- You can make these as big or as bite sized as you wish, just tweaking the cooking time a bit to suit. Really the recipe in terms of amounts is not important, just as long as the amount of meat you have matches the amount of pastry.
You will need
1 quantity of this homemade flaky pastry or a 375g-ish packet of shop puff pastry, chilled
4-6 your favourite sausages
A few spring onions, finely chopped
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 200°c.
- Right let’s go, squidge the sausage meat out of their skins and mash it up a bit with the onions and pepper.
- Now for the pastry. On a clean floured surface, roll out your chilled pastry into a long rectangle, with a width of around 3 times the width you want your sausage rolls. You might find it easier to work with it in 2 halves or thirds so you have to work with less at a time.
- Go back to your meat and roll it back into sausage shapes, which I tend to keep a bit skinnier than the nice fat sausages I use.
- Then lay the meet down the centre of the pastry, as in the picture above and brush some egg down one side.
- Fold the un-egged side up and around the meat and meet it with the eggy side so it overlaps a little, and press down to seal.
- Turn your big sausage roll over so that the seam is underneath and slice into individual sausage rolls. I tend to go for ones that are around 2 inches long.
- Now carefully move them over to a greased baking sheet and snip little slits into the top of each one, then brush all over with egg.
- Time to bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and shiny and then cool on a wire rack until it’s time to head out into the sunshine (hopefully).