Sunday, July 18, 2010

Recipe: Sausage Rolls

I'm a little fussy about my sausages. Not a big fan of the plain pork sausages, and also sometimes i get a little nervous about what is put into them. I have watched tv programs where they show all sorts of aweful things manufacturers put into sausages! Anyway, Sainsburys Taste The Difference Cumberland sausages are really delicious, good quality, and the perfect size for this recipe. The parmesan adds an extra savoury element to these sausage rolls, which beats Greggs soggy flavourless offerings any time!! They are very nice cold as well.

Sausage Rolls (makes 4) 96p per sausage roll

1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
4 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Cumberland sausages
1 egg, beaten (for brushing)
10g grated fresh parmesan

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Roll out the sheet of puff pastry and slice into quarters (4 long rectangles). Snip the Cumberland sausage links, and carefully (using scissors is best) cut the skins off the sausages.
2. Lay one sausage out in the middle of each rectangle. Roll up, seal the seem and press down the edges of the pastry. Slice the excess pastry either side of the rolls, and make some diagonal slashes on the top of them.
3. Place the sausage rolls onto a lined baking tray, brush with the egg mixture, and sprinkle the parmesan evenly over the four sausage rolls. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until flaky and golden.
4. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Nice eaten hot or cold as a picnic item.

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