5 ingredient Sausage Rolls
I actually get sad looking at ready-made sausage rolls from a supermarket. It’s just all wrong. The pastry is dry, the sausage is questionable (at best) and they just leave me so disappointed. If you have a great deli or somewhere you can buy PROPER sausage rolls then happy days but I cannot tell you just how easy it is to do yourself at home!! Well.... I can- and here is the recipe.
I made these for the first time when going for a group picnic. I was short on time and was running around the supermarket picking up bits of food that would appeal to everyone- including the kids. I stared at the sausage rolls for ages and still couldn’t bring myself to buy them. So I picked up some good quality sausages and a sheet of puff pastry and got in the kitchen. We’ve all got cheese in the fridge and I usually have about 4 varieties of chutneys on the go- literally any type will work.
These are made in the time it takes to heat the oven- then just bake, enjoy the smells wafting through the house and try not to eat them all as soon as they come out the oven....
PLOUGHMAN’S SAUSAGE ROLLS
Prep time: 10 mins
Baking time: 20 mins
1 Sheet of puff pastry
6 good quality sausages
3 tbsp chutney of choice
70g grated cheddar cheese
1 beaten egg
Optional extras: finely diced apple or pickled onions
1. Pre-heat oven to 200° (fan)
2. Remove the skins from the sausage and add the meat to a bowl. Add the diced apple or pickled onions if using and mash together with your hands.
3. Lay the puff pastry out landscape and cut across the middle (left to right)
4. Take the chutney and brush in a strip just below the middle of each strip of pastry
5. Take the sausage meat and lay in a neat, long sausage on top of the chutney (half on each piece of pastry)
6. Top the sausage meat with the grated cheese
7. Brush the seams of the pastry nearest to you with beaten egg
8. Bring the top of the pastry over the meat to join the two seams of the pastry together. Use a fork to press and seal the edges together.
9. Cut each giant roll in to 6 equal pieces (or less if you want bigger ones).
10. Place on a baking tray spaced an inch apart and brush with beaten egg. (I like to add a sprinkle of pepper or sesame seeds here).
11. Bake for 20-22 mins until golden brown and risen.