mini sausage rolls

April 22, 2010


How about these delicious looking fellas?!

Sausage rolls are a big deal in England and oh how I miss them. Every kids’ party you went to as a child had these in abundance. So reminiscent of bouncy castles, cucumber sandwiches, fairy cakes, and being five…

Maybe because I’m feeling a little homesick after my trip and maybe because we just love sausages, the boy and I took a shot at making our own.


They’re completely easy to make and really fun! If you have children or young relatives then I’d highly recommend this as a fun half hour baking project. If I got a kick out of rolling up the pastry and squidging the sausage meat inside, then I’m sure an eight year old would too…

Mini Sausage Rolls
adapted from BBC Food
Ingredients

  • 13oz bought ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 4 good-quality thick sausages
  • 1 small egg, beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the pastry into 10 rectangles, about 2¾x4in.
  3. Cut the sausages in half, making 8 smaller sausages, and then peel away the skins. Lay the sausages on top of the pastry rectangles. Roll the pastry over the sausage, brushing the join with the beaten egg to seal.
  4. Cut each roll to create 3 mini rolls (or skip this step and stick to long sausage rolls).
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet, sealed-side down, and brush them with the egg to give a nice shiny glaze when cooked.
  6. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until golden and crispy, and eat as soon as they are cool enough or leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Serve with HP Sauce or ketchup.

A note on the sausages…next time I would use pork sausages and add crushed garlic, finely diced onion and maybe some herbs and spices. These were good but didn’t have that ‘classic’ sausage roll flavour. At home, you’d normally buy sausage meat and add that stuff in – we thought buying ready-flavoured/stuffed sausages was a good alternative, but I have to say classic is best.

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laurageorgina April 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

Oh my goodness, sausage rolls and HP sauce! Those two contributed to me gaining 5 pounds the first month we lived in Coventry (damn corner bakery and their delicious rolls I HAD to buy during dog walks…)

LOVE saussage rolls. And pies and pasties…

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insideiamdancing April 22, 2010 at 10:21 am

sausage rolls are one of my favourite foods…no picnic is complete without them. I just got home from Sainsbury's and they had new ones with Branston pickle in them- can it get more British than that?!!!!!!

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Jenny April 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Those look to die for!!! Mmmm imagine if they had cheese in them, too! YUMMY:)

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Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) April 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm

My BF would LOVE these…and, actually, I'm pretty sure I would too! On the list of things to make!

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Holly April 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm

i don't like sausages that much (never have), but i could go for a plate of these. preferably with BBQ sauce for dipping.

chat this weekend? so. much. to. share.

p.s. totes jealous of the MN twins outing!

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Jocelyn April 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Yum..I love sausage rolls with mustard and ketchup.

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Janetha April 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

mmmm. yum! never had one! BUT tomorrow happens to be national pigs in a blanket day and i think these count! love you so much, lady

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sophia April 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm

OMG, you KNOW I love my sausages! And wrapped in buttery goodness…swoon! Loving the last pic of that blissful expression…

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Carol October 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I make these often, particularly to take to pot luck brunches and they go so fast. Men in particular like them.

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John F October 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

One of my favorite memories from mom’s kitchen, and I make them for many gatherings.
Thanks for sharing.

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